Creating an HTTP connector - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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Industrial IoT
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Industrial IoT

To monitor devices in Security Center through HTTP requests, you must add connectors to the HTTP Server protocol to receive data from devices via HTTP posts.

Before you begin

  • Create the plugin role.
  • Make sure port 56789 on the directory computer is open.

What you should know

  • The HTTP server is hosted by the plugin, and installed when the HTTP Server protocol is selected during the installation process.
  • HTTP requests are made with the API key, the device identifier and data point values via JSON data.
  • Values that were sent through HTTP requests can be used to raise events, trigger alarms, and so on.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. From the entity browser, select the Industrial IoT plugin role, and then click the Protocols tab.
  3. From the list of protocols, select HTTP Server and click Add HTTP connector ().
  4. In the Add HTTP connector dialog box, do the following:
    1. Enter a name for the connector.
    2. Copy the API key by clicking Copy to clipboard.
      NOTE: The API key is required to modify the device connection URL when adding an HTTP device. You cannot access the API key after you close the dialog box.
    3. Click Add.
    In the HTTP Connector section, you can edit the name of the HTTP connector. The only supported device identification mode is URL.


The connector is added to the list of HTTP Connectors.

After you finish

Create the device types for HTTP devices.