01/18/2019 • Contributors Peter Jordan
This tutorial shows how to create and Azure IoT Central application
Before you begin, you should already have a Synap IoT Sensor
- Start a browser and go to Microsoft Azure IoT Central. Click on the Get started button
- Click on New Application in the Application Manager window. You will need to sign in with a Microsoft personal or work or school account.
To create a new Azure IoT Central application:
- Choose a payment plan:
- Trial applications are free for 7 days before they expire. They can be converted to Pay-As-You-Go at any time before they expire.
- Pay-As-You-Go applications are charged per device, with the first 5 devices free.
- Choose a friendly application name, such as your company name. Azure IoT Central generates a unique URL prefix for you. You can change this URL prefix to something more memorable.
- Choose the Custom Application template, or choose the Sample Contoso if you want to play around.
- If you are creating a Pay-As-You-Go application, you need to select your Directory, Azure Subscription, and Region.
- Directory is the Azure Active Directory to create your application. It contains user identities, credentials, and other organizational information. If you don’t have an AAD, one is created for you when you create an Azure subscription.
- An Azure Subscription enables you to create instances of Azure services. IoT Central will provision resources in your subscription. If you don’t have an Azure subscription, you can create one on the Azure sign-up page. After you create the Azure subscription, navigate back to the Create Application page. Your new subscription appears in the Azure Subscription drop-down.
- Region is the physical location where you’d like to create your application. Typically, you should choose the region that is physically closest to your devices to get optimal performance.You can see the regions in which Azure IoT Central is available on the Products available by region page.
- Click Create
The provisioning of the Azure IoT Central application only takes a few mimutes.
Once completed you will be redirected to the Homepage of the application.
Notice in your browsers addressbar that it has changed to the application URL you choose.
In this How To, you created an Azure IoT application. Now you are ready to create a Device Template in the next step:How to Create a Device template