# ESP Azure IoT SDK
## Table of Contents
- [Getting Started](#get-started)
- [Creating an Azure IoT Device](#create-device)
- [Monitoring Results](#monitoring)
The ESP Azure IoT SDK is based on [Azure IoT C SDK](https://github.com/Azure/azure-iot-sdk-c) and enables users to connect their ESP32 based devices to the Azure IoT hub. It provides some examples which can help understand most common use cases.
## Getting Started
You will basically just need a development host and an [ESP32 development board](https://www.espressif.com/en/products/hardware/development-boards) to get started.
### Development Host Setup
This project is to be used with Espressif's IoT Development Framework, [ESP IDF](https://github.com/espressif/esp-idf). Follow these steps to get started:
- Setup ESP IDF development environment by following the steps [here](https://docs.espressif.com/projects/esp-idf/en/latest/get-started/index.html).
- In a separate folder, clone the esp-azure project as follows (please note the --recursive option, which is required to clone the various git submodules required by esp-azure)
$ git clone --recursive https://github.com/espressif/esp-azure.git
> Note that if you ever change the branch or the git head of either esp-idf or esp-azure, ensure that all the submodules of the git repo are in sync by executing `git submodule update --init --recursive`
### Setting up Azure IoT Hub
- Create an Azure IoT Hub by following the documentation [here](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-hub/iot-hub-create-through-portal).
> **Note: When selecting the "Pricing and scale tier", there is also an option to select , F1: Free tier, which should be sufficient for basic evaluation.**
- Copy the IoT Hub `Connection string - primary key` from the Azure IoT Hub. This will be required later. The screenshot below will help you locate it.
- Connection string - primary key sample:
### Setting up Azure CLI
- Install [Azure CLI](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/install-azure-cli?view=azure-cli-latest)
- From your terminal, execute the `az` command to verify that the installation was successful. Output will be like this:
Welcome to Azure CLI!
Use `az -h` to see available commands or go to https://aka.ms/cli.
- Install the Azure IoT CLI extension using
`$ az extension add --name azure-cli-iot-ext`
After that, you should be able to use azure CLI to manage your iot-device. A list of useful Azure CLIs can be found [here](doc/azure_cli_iot_hub.md)
## Creating an Azure IoT Device
- Login to Azure CLI using `$ az login`
- Create a new device using `$ az iot hub device-identity create -n [IoTHub Name] -d [Device ID]`
- Get connection string for your device using `$ az iot hub device-identity show-connection-string -n [IoTHub Name] -d [Device ID]`
- Device connection string sample:
- This will be required in the examples
## Monitoring Results
To see various events and the data being exchanged between the device and IoT hub from your command line, run the following command:
`$ az iot hub monitor-events -n [IoTHub Name] --login '[Connection string - primary key]'`
> Note the single quotes for the connection string. Without them, the command wont work as desired.
To monitor activity on your ESP device, run:
`$ make monitor`
1. Some common problems can be fixed by disabling the firewall.
2. You can try with the followings, if your build fails:
- `$ git submodule update --init --recursive`
- Check the compiler version and verify that it is the correct one for your ESP IDF version.
- Check if the IDF_PATH is set correctly
- Clean the project with `make clean` and if required, using `rm -rf build sdkconfig sdkconfig.old`
3. Ensure that the device connection string received from Azure IoT Hub are correct.