Creating a thing in AWS IoT Core

Do not create things until you have verified the advisory and alert email addresses that you supplied during AnyNet IRIS configuration.For more information, see Configuring AnyNet IRIS. Receiving a verification link may take up to 30 minutes. If you have not received an email, contact Support:

Before you begin

  • Ensure that the AnyNet Secure Cellular Connectivity configuration process is complete on your AWS account.

  • Eseye connects your thing to AWS over a cellular network. To purchase the requisite SIM cards, search for AnyNet SIM on

  • You need a AnyNet Secure SIM number, which is the unique serial number printed on the back of the SIM card.

To create a thing in AWS IoT Core:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console:

  2. In the AWS Services section, find the IoT Core service.

    AWS has updated the AWS IoT Console. To use the original console that is in line with these instructions, in the bottom left hand corner of the AWS IoT Console browser window is the New console experience switch. Slide this switch off.

  3. If this is your first time to sign into the AWS Management Console, select Get Started.

  4. In the left-hand AWS IoT menu, select Manage > Things.

  1. In the top right corner, select the correct AWSRegion you want to use.

  2. If this is your first time creating things, select Register a thing, otherwise select Create.

    The Creating AWS IoT things page appears.

  3. Select Create a single thing.

    The Add your device to the thing registry page appears.

  4. Type a Name for your thing.

    The AWS thingName maximum length is 128 characters, and can contain the following alphanumeric and special letters: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+

  5. In the Thing Type drop-down box, select AnyNetThingType.

  6. If required, add the thing to a group.

  7. In the Set searchable thing attributes section, leave the ActionRequest Value field blank.

  8. Leave the PolicySelector Value field blank.
  9. In the SimId Value field, type the SIM number (described above).

  10. Select Next.

    The Add a certificate for your thing page appears. Eseye manages the certificate process so you don't have to.

  11. Select Create thing without certificate.

    When you use AWS IoT in your AWS account for the first time, an AWS error may appear because Device Gateway endpoint provisioning is not complete on your account. If this occurs, allow AWS services 5-10 minutes to complete, and try again.

    A Successfully created thing message appears, and the new thing appears on the Things page