Encrypting and Decrypting MQTT Message Payloads

Most MQTT implementations use SSL by default for data security. However SSL is a link encryption method and doesn’t secure the payload end to end unless SSL is applied to all links. In addition if the data is stored at the destination it will be unencrypted unless it is encrypted before storage. Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0]

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Working With MQTT Dynamic Connections

Prior to node-red version 2.1 an MQTT node would auto connect when the flow was started and it was not possible to disconnect from a broker. In addition the subscribe node was configured with a topic, and it wasn’t possible to subscribe to additional topics or unsubscribe from topics once the flow had started. Click to rate this post! [Total: 5 Average: 5]

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Node-Red Configuration Nodes Overview

Some nodes like the MQTT-in and MQTT-out nodes share configuration data. The MQTT-in and MQTT-out nodes share the broker configuration. Settings like broker address, port, clean sessions,authentication are part of the configuration node. Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0]

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Using the Control UI Node With Flow Example

The control UI node allows dynamic control of the dashboard. A typical use is for creating dynamic menus. A dashboard consists of tabs and groups. Dashboard nodes are placed in groups and groups are placed on tabs as shown in the diagram below: Click to rate this post! [Total: 4 Average: 5]

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Using the Node-Red Chart Node

The chart node is used to display input data in various chart forms.(line, pie, bar etc).

The input data is usually time based but doesn’t need to be.

The input data can be real time or inserted from a database or log file

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Node-Red Web Server -HTTP-IN and HTTP Response Nodes

To implement a web server with node-red you require two nodes. They are: http-in -accepts requests from a client. http-response -responds to requests from a client. The http-in node is the web server, and needs to be configured to accept a URL request. Click to rate this post! [Total: 4 Average: 5]

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Using the Exec Node to Run External Commands

The exec node allows you to take any existing system command, python program or script that you have written and run it from node-red and incorporate the results in you flow. The exec node takes a single input and has three outputs. Click to rate this post! [Total: 2 Average: 3.5]

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Using the Node-Red Template Node

There are two template nodes in node-red. They are the HTML template node and the dashboard template node. In this tutorial we will discuss the HTML template node which is a core node, and is located in the function section. Click to rate this post! [Total: 4 Average: 5]

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Node-Red Initialising Flow Data on Startup

Often you want your flow to start with known conditions. For example you may have a flow that records various sensors, and have alarms set when the sensors exceed a given value. As an example you may want to trigger an alarm when the temperature falls below 3 degrees or exceeds 30 degrees Centigrade. Click to rate this post! [Total: 2 Average: 5]

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Node-Red – Storing IOT Data in a SQL Database

IOT data from sensors and other devices usually comes as either a text string usually with key value pairs or more commonly as JSON encoded data. Databases accept a variety of data formats the most common are INT and TEXT. Click to rate this post! [Total: 3 Average: 5]

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