IoT Core Lifecycle events missing from settings.


I am trying to enable the Lifecycle events in the IoT Core to take advantage of the connect and disconnect events. Are these events still available? I am unable to see them in the settings to enable them.

These are the only options available to me:

Select the events that you want enabled. This will allow you to subscribe to them.

Job completed, canceled

Job execution: success, failed, rejected, canceled, removed

Thing: created, updated, deleted

Thing group: added, removed

Thing group hierarchy: added, removed

Thing group membership: added, removed

Thing type: created, updated, deleted

Thing type association: added, removed
asked a year ago82 views
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While the documentation calls out these events need to be enabled, I checked in an account with no managed events enables (nor fleet indexing), and am seeing connect/disconnect events when subscribed to $aws/events/presence/#. You can test by opening the MQTT test client and subscribing to that, then duplicate that browser tab which will create a new client. In the first client's subscriptions you should see an event generated.

Let me know if that works.

answered a year ago
  • It caught me out for a second too, probably due to the new console interface. I'll open a support case to have the tech writers review and correct.

  • Seems like you are right. The documentation is incorrect when saying you need to enable these events. The messages are available without enabling anything.


Select, "Thing: created, updated, deleted." I can't say this with authority, but I have this selected in my account and I am able to subscribe the connect and disconnect events.

answered a year ago
  • Looks like that worked. Thank you.

    Edit: These messages are actually available by default without needing to enable anything. The documentation seems to be incorrect about these messages needed to be enabled.

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