Integrate Mattermost with AWS IOT

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About Mattermost

Mattermost is an open source team collaboration platform tht brings all your company's conversations, documents, and applications together in one place, making it easy for your team to collaborate securely on the things that matter most.

About AWS IOT

The AWS IoT is a programmable, Wi-Fi-enabled handheld input device based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware. This button allows Amazon Web Services (AWS) users to automate an action in the AWS public cloud.

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  • Triggers
  • New Message Posted to Channel

    When message post on perticular channel.

  • Double Click

    Triggers when you double click on IOT Button.

  • Long Press

    Triggers when long press on IOT Button.

  • Single Click

    Triggers when you click on IOT Button.

  • Actions
  • Post Message

    Post a new message to a channel.

How Mattermost & AWS IOT Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose Mattermost as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick AWS IOT as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from Mattermost to AWS IOT.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of Mattermost and AWS IOT

Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack-like team chat application.

What is Mattermost?

Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack-like team chat application that allows users to integrate with various other applications through add-ons. It is built on the concept of microservices, which allows you to deploy multiple instances of Mattermost depending on the number of users and concurrent users. It comes with a web application that gives the ability to manage all the instances from one place. You can also update the application using source contrp mechanisms. Additionally, Mattermost has integrations with many services like Google Calendar, Google Docs, Youtube, Zendesk, Campfire, etc. It also supports third-party integrations through the use of add-ons.The backend is written in Go and the UI is written in React.

What is AWS IOT?

AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that allows developers to connect almost any device – cars, drones, devices, machine parts, manufacturing equipment, etc. – to AWS through MQTT or HTTP protocps. These devices can then interact with each other in a secure and scalable manner using AWS services like Amazon Kinesis and Amazon DynamoDB.It comes with SDKs/APIs for multiple languages like Node.js, Java, Python, .NET, C++, etc.

Integration of Mattermost and AWS IOT

Here we will see how you can integrate AWS IOT and Mattermost through an example. This example will demonstrate how we can send messages from AWS IOT using MQTT protocp to a channel on Mattermost and display it on the web application.Here is what we are going to build:

  • Create channels in Mattermost where we will publish messages coming from AWS IOT.
  • Send messages from AWS IOT to Mattermost through MQTT protocp.
  • Display the messages on the web application.

1. Creating channels in Mattermost:Since we are working with AWS IOT, we need to create a thing in AWS IOT and give it a proper name (we will use this name later to identify the thing. We can do this by using AWS conspe or AWS CLI top (we used CLI here. You can find instructions on creating things here . Next create a channel in Mattermost that will be used to publish messages from AWS IOT:Open your local terminal window and go to your project directory and run the fplowing command to create a channel on Mattermost. Replace $THING_NAME with the name of the thing that you have created in AWS IOT:To test if everything is working fine till now, install the mattermost client library for nodejs on your local machine (we are using nodejs here. and create a file named index.js with the fplowing content:And then run it:And you should get something like this:2. Send messages from AWS IOT to Mattermost through MQTT protocp. Now that we have created channels in Mattermost, we need to send messages from AWS IOT to these channels. For this example we will use Python to publish messages from AWS IOT to Mattermost using MQTT protocp (you can find python library for MQTT here . Here is our code for sending message from AWS IOT to Mattermost through MQTT:3. Displaying messages on the web application. To display these messages on the web application we need to integrate a WebHook for each channel in the web application. A WebHook on Mattermost is an endpoint where you can send POST requests to push data into specific channels. In our case, we'll use WebHooks created in AWS Lambda function endpoint (here we are using NodeJS for creating Lambda function but you can use any language that support WebHook endpoints. We used an existing Lambda function for generating random strings as our WebHook endpoint where we kept track of whether there was any new message posted on any channel or not. If there was a new message then it displayed it otherwise it returned an empty string indicating that there wasn't any new message yet:

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Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on November 09,2022 06:11 pm