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List of Popular MQTT Brokers for Testing : How to Connect to them

 

Test our MQTT Broker

You can use our MQTT Broker for your tests. It have an uptime of 99.99% (availability)

  • Install on your Widnows PC a MQTT Client: MQTT Explorer
  • Setup a new connection
  • Host = aceautomation.ddns.net or 101b7a0.online-server.cloud
  • Port = 1883
  • Username = aceautomation
  • Password = (Please contact us to obtain it – This MQTT server is a test broker for our customers, not for permanent use)
  • Connect !

List of Popular MQTT Brokers

There are plenty of viable managed and self-hosted MQTT brokers available. Here is an overview of some of the most popular options. You can test these MQTT Brokers below. Some of them are free and/or require an account and monthly fee. The free versions are only there for your tests, not to be used in your application/production. Important: If you use a certificate you need to be sure that Date and Time of your Gateway id up to date

MQTT Broker WebsIte
EMQ X MQTT IoT Cloud https://www.emqx.com/en/mqtt/public-mqtt5-broker
SHIFTR https://shiftr.io/get-started
HIVEMQ https://www.hivemq.com/public-mqtt-broker/ Download the TLS certificate here
MOSQUITTO https://test.mosquitto.org/
CLOUD MQTT https://www.cloudmqtt.com/

How to Connect to them

With MQTT-Explorer

Try to connect the MQTT.Explorer to one of this Broker. If success, you can do same with your Gateway. Exemple for HIVEMQ Broker with TLS Certificate and MQTT-Explorer Software

  • Enter the IP address (Host) of the Broker. This is your personal IP address under your HIVEMQ account.
  • Port number is 8883 for TLS. (1883 for no TLS)
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Select the « Encryption (tls) » switch
    • Date and Time of your PC must be up to date
  • Donwload the certificate
    • Click [Advanced]
    • Click [Certificates]
    • Click [Server Certificate (CA)]
    • Search and Select the certificate (for HIVEMQ here)
    • Click [Back] then [Back] again
    • and [Connect]

With your ACE-GTW-4G Gateway

Exemple for HIVEMQ with TLS Certificate and our ACE-GTW-4G Gateway Go to Gateway > MQTT Configuration

  • Enter the IP address of the Broker. This is your personal IP address under your HIVEMQ account.
  • Port number is 8883 for TLS. (1883 for no TLS)
  • Enter your username and password, possibly with inverted commas (« ).
  • Check the « Use the Certificate » box
    • With TLS, don’t forget to update the Date and Time of your Gateway (See System > System)
  • Donwload the certificate
    • Click [Select file…]
    • Click [Upload file…]
    • Search and Select the certificate (for HIVEMQ here)
    • Click [Upload file…]
    • and Click on the certificate name