AWS IoT Thing Type

This page shows how to write Terraform and CloudFormation for AWS IoT Thing Type and write them securely.

aws_iot_thing_type (Terraform)

The Thing Type in AWS IoT can be configured in Terraform with the resource name aws_iot_thing_type. The following sections describe 4 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "aws_iot_thing_type" "subscriber" {
  name = "TF_Subscriber"

  properties {
    description = "A subscriber thing - receives message from AWS MQTT broker"
resource "aws_iot_thing_type" "thingtype" {
  name = var.thing_type

resource "aws_iot_policy" "iot_policy" {
  name   = var.iot_policy
resource "aws_iot_thing_type" "infodisplay" {
  name = "InfoDisplay"
resource "aws_iot_thing_type" "customer_thing_type" {
  for_each = toset(distinct(data.template_file.thing_type_list.*.rendered))

  name = each.value

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Explanation in Terraform Registry

Creates and manages an AWS IoT Thing Type.

AWS::IoT::Thing AttributePayload (CloudFormation)

The Thing AttributePayload in IoT can be configured in CloudFormation with the resource name AWS::IoT::Thing AttributePayload. The following sections describe how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub

An example could not be found in GitHub.


Attributes A JSON string containing up to three key-value pair in JSON format. For example:
Required: No
Type: Map of String
Update requires: No interruption

Explanation in CloudFormation Registry

The AttributePayload property specifies up to three attributes for an AWS IoT as key-value pairs. AttributePayload is a property of the AWS::IoT::Thing resource.

Frequently asked questions

What is AWS IoT Thing Type?

AWS IoT Thing Type is a resource for IoT of Amazon Web Service. Settings can be wrote in Terraform and CloudFormation.

Where can I find the example code for the AWS IoT Thing Type?

For Terraform, the moraesjeremias/terraform-aws-iot-core, Angelszm/terraform-aws-iot and magfest/mindbeamer source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.