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AWS IoT SDK based on the AWS Common Runtime

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AWS IoT Device SDK v2 for Python


This document provides information about the AWS IoT Device SDK v2 for Python.

If you have any issues or feature requests, please file an issue or pull request.

API documentation:

This SDK is built on the AWS Common Runtime, a collection of libraries (aws-c-common, aws-c-io, aws-c-mqtt, aws-c-compression, aws-c-http, aws-c-cal, aws-c-auth, s2n ...) written in C to be cross-platform, high-performance, secure, and reliable. The libraries are bound to Python by the awscrt package (PyPI) (Github).

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Minimum Requirements

  • Python 3.6+

Install from PyPI

python3 -m pip install awsiotsdk

Install from source

git clone
python3 -m pip install ./aws-iot-device-sdk-python-v2

Installation Issues

awsiotsdk depends on awscrt, which makes use of C extensions. Precompiled wheels are downloaded when installing on major platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi OS). If wheels are unavailable for your platform, your machine must compile some C libraries. If you encounter issues, be sure the following are installed and try again:

  • CMake 3.1+
  • Python headers and libs
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cmake
sudo apt-get install python3-dev

Mac-Only TLS Behavior

Please note that on Mac, once a private key is used with a certificate, that certificate-key pair is imported into the Mac Keychain. All subsequent uses of that certificate will use the stored private key and ignore anything passed in programmatically. Beginning in v1.3.2, when a stored private key from the Keychain is used, the following will be logged at the "info" log level:

static: certificate has an existing certificate-key pair that was previously imported into the Keychain.  Using key from Keychain instead of the one provided.


Samples README

Getting Help

The best way to interact with our team is through GitHub. You can open an issue and choose from one of our templates for guidance, bug reports, or feature requests. You may also find help on community resources such as StackOverFlow with the tag #aws-iot or If you have a support plan with AWS Support, you can also create a new support case.

Please make sure to check out our resources too before opening an issue:

Giving Feedback and Contributions

We need your help in making this SDK great. Please participate in the community and contribute to this effort by submitting issues, participating in discussion forums and submitting pull requests through the following channels.

More Resources

Integration with AWS IoT Services such as Device Shadow and Jobs is provided by code that been generated from a model of the service.


This library is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License.

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