Python SDK

iotflows python module https://pypi.org/project/iotflows/

IoTFlows Open Source Python WebSocket SDK.

IoTFlows python module https://pypi.org/project/iotflows/

With this tool you can:

  1. Publish secure real-time data streams.

  2. Subscribe to the data streams and access real-time data on your web/mobile/IoT apps.

  3. Publish alerts to the alert channels with a defined severity level. Subscribers will get notified in the form of SMS/Email/Push.

  4. Define cloud actions that can be called from other IoT devices/web applications.

Installation

Use pip3 to install the IotTFows python module:

Prerequisite

sudo pip3 install pathlib2

IoTFlows Module

sudo pip3 install iotflows

Note: only Python3 is supported for this module.

Usage

Initialization

This function will create and initialize an IoTFlows instance.

import iotflows.realtime as iotflowsRT
IoTFlows = iotflowsRT.init('API_KEY_USERNAME', 'API_KEY_PASSWORD')

Make sure to change API_KEY_USERNAME and API_KEY_PASSWORD with the proper credentials obtained from IoTFlows console. These credentials can be either one of these options:

  1. A Device API Key that has permission to interact with the resources available in its project, or

  2. An Organization API Key that can have read-only or read/write permissions to the entire organization resources

  3. A User Client that is authorized to interact with the permitted resources of the user. This option is most useful when you need to build a web or mobile app. For this option, you need to register your Application in IoTFlows and authenticate users using OAuth2. With the obtained JWT, you can perform a Basic authentication HTTP request to generate a User Client.

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Publish data stream

To publish a real-time data stream, you need to pass these parameters in a json object:

  • data_stream_uuid: the uuid of the data stream

  • data: the data to be published to the data stream

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Example:

IoTFlows.publish(
data_stream_uuid='ds_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
data='Hello World!')

Subscribe to data stream

To listen to real-time data streams that are published, you need to define the following parameters in a json object:

  • data_stream_uuid: data stream uuid

  • qos (optional): quality of service 0, 1, or 2 (0: At most once, 1: At least once, 2: Exactly once)

  • callback: handler function to be called when data received

Example:

def handlerFunction(topic, payload):
print('received new payload!!!')
print(payload)
IoTFlows.subscribe(
data_stream_uuid = 'ds_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
qos = 2,
callback = handlerFunction)

Publish an alert

To publish an alert, you need to pass these parameters in a json object:

  • alert_channel_uuid: the uuid of the alert channel

  • severity_level: the severity level of the alert. It can be MAJOR, MINOR or INFORMATIVE

  • subject: the subject of the alert

  • description: the description/message of the alert

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Example:

IoTFlows.alert(
alert_channel_uuid = 'ac_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
severity_level = 'MINOR',
subject = 'Water Leak',
description = 'Water leackage detected in Site A.')

Define a cloud action

To define a cloud action that can be called from other IoT/web applications, you need to define the following parameters in a json object:

  • action_uuid action uuid

  • qos (optional): quality of service 0, 1, or 2 (0: At most once, 1: At least once, 2: Exactly once)

  • callback: handler function to be called when action gets executed

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Example:

def controlPump(topic, payload):
print('received new command!')
print(payload)
IoTFlows.defineAction(
action_uuid = 'da_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
qos = 2,
callback = controlPump)

Call/Execute a cloud action

To publish an alert, you need to pass these parameters in a json object:

  • action_uuid: the uuid of the action

  • payload: the payload to be published to the action

Example:

IoTFlows.callAction(
action_uuid='da_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
data='Turn on!')