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Watson IoT Platform disabling TLS 1.0

As part of our commitment to security, Watson IoT Platform will be shortly withdrawing support for TLS 1.0.  This helps us align with industry best practices for security and data integrity. The Watson IoT Platform will continue to support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 and clients using TLS 1.0 must upgrade to 1.1 or higher. What is TLS? TLS...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform disabling TLS 1.0

Changes to client state

We'd like to let you know about a change coming up in the Watson IoT Platform that affects devices, gateways and applications if they are disconnected for an extended period of time. When a device connects to the platform over MQTT, it can ask the platform to collect commands and actions for it while it is disconnected.  It does that...  Continue reading Changes to client state

Announcing improved load balancing for applications (Beta)

I'm pleased to announce improved load balancing for applications within the Watson IoT Platform. The IoT Platform extends MQTT 3.1.1 with shared subscriptions.  This allows you to have multiple instances of an application connect to the platform and share out the message workload between them.  This ability to add more instances of an application allows you...  Continue reading Announcing improved load balancing for applications (Beta)

Changes to Application status API for applications

Application Status API changes We are making some changes to application status messages published to the application monitor topic.  We want to ensure that you are aware of these changes, in case you are depending on the existing behavior and need to make changes to your applications to ensure they continue working as expected. Note that these changes...  Continue reading Changes to Application status API for applications

HTTP API changes

We've got two changes to tell you about in our HTTP API: You can now send commands to devices from applications using the Application HTTP API Updated URLs when sending events from devices to the platform over HTTP Send commands from applications using the HTTP Application API If you're an application writer and you're more familiar with using HTTP...  Continue reading HTTP API changes