How do I set up an HTTPS connector?

Easily send data from your device to a specified HTTPS endpoint

What is an HTTPS Connector?

An HTTPS Connector connects outgoing data from your device with a specified HTTPS endpoint. Your device does not need to understand HTTP/HTTPS or any encryption. It's a way to send as little data as possible, using less battery, without the cost of any security.

Quick note: Data is sent one-way. If the HTTPS server responds, then the device will not see this. If you need to send data to devices without setting up a VPN you can use the Messages in the Onomondo api

Video demo

In this demo, Customer Success Manager Jason shows you how to set up a Connector on a SIM, add a passthrough, and change connectors - all in under 5 minutes.

Setup

Go to Create new connector. Insert your HTTPS endpoint in the Host field.

Adding a Passthrough

An optional addition is setting up a passthrough. This identifies exceptions that the Connector will not pick and send to the HTTPS endpoint specified in the Connector. A couple of examples could be:

  1. Sending a ping - selecting the passthrough for packets with the ICMP protocol
  2. Allowing DNS server lookup - selecting the passthrough for packets with the UDP protocol on port 53
  3. Adding a FTP/Firmware update server - selecting a passthrough can also be set by a protocol and a specific IP address.
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