Guide to setup a free and secure MQTT network using 2 bridged brokers, SSL encryption and Cert based authentication. Basic setup guide!
Mosquitto – MQTT BROKER FOR IoT (Internet of Things)
Guide to setup a free and secure MQTT network using 2 bridged brokers, SSL encryption and Cert based authentication.
Basic setup guide with pictures and sample configs!
Real life example using Owntracks App!
IoT (Internet of Things) short info
The Internet of Things (IoT) will massive change the world of IT professionals. Machine-to-machine communication, home automation and other new ways of communication or management will deeply move into the business and private world.
IoT is the next multi-billion dollar tech market where IT professionals will meet people from home automation, office and production automation, PLC (programmable logic controller) developers and transportation engineers. All of them are fighting for their part of the market.
Customers wants to switch heating on or off from their smartphone in the same way as they want to control home or office lights, doors, cams and even the fridge. Not enough, they want the lights go on the time they arrive at home, wants to see the location of family members or business staff on maps and far more.
Machines will communicate with machines to securely drive without a human, order missing food in your home and alert in case of emergency.
Developer, designers and managers already have $ signs in their eyes every time thinking about the M2M (machine-to-machine) market.
I am not sure we really want to have that way of control and communication entering and changing our personal live that much, but we will have to live with it and so we have to deal with the security of IoT.
Introducing a fully featured Open Source Software, available as source code and binary version for Windows, Linux and MAC.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction to IoT
IoT (Internet of Things) short info 8
IoT security problems with 9
MQTT Broker for IoT (Internet of Things) 11
Developers MQTT description on mqtt.org 11
Firewall Setup (Optional)
Description of firewall ports 13
Setup of this guide – Our Goal
Network setup 14
Our final setup will be 15
Download & Install Mosquitto
Download the software 17
Install and start the software 17
First configuration steps
Prepare the needed SSL certificates 19
We will need the following certificates 19
Server Black 19
Server White 21
Configure Mosquitto 22
Black Server(copy certificates) 22
White Server(copy certificates) 23
Both Servers(mosquitto.conf) 24
Black Server(mosquitto.conf) 25
White Server(mosquitto.conf) 25
Create users in pwfile 26
Black Server(pwfile) 27
White Server(pwfile) 27
Create aclfile 27
Black Server(aclfile sample) 28
White Server(aclfile) 28
Restart the server and check log 29
Black Server(Startup Messages) 29
White Server(Startup Messages) 29
Testing Setup with MQTT.fx
Introducion to MQTT.fx 31
Black Server(MQTT.FX connection settings) 32
White Server(MQTT.FX connection settings) 33
MQTT.FX tabs 33
Broker Status 33
A real life example using Owntracks
Prepare Owntracks setup 38
Install Owntracks on your smartphone 38
About The Author
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Link List for this e-book
Mosquitto project page 44
Openfire download page 44
MQTT.fx project page 44
MQTT.fx download page 44
Authors e-book about SSL Certificates 44
Description of the XMPP protocol 44
MQTT project page 45
Owntracks Project Page 45
FreeBSD Project Page 45
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Karl M. Joch is founder of CTS GMBH with more than 30 years experience in national and international projects. He worked in over 15 countries.