Cant get a token


#1

I’m trying to use a modemcu esp 8266. Ive got the sketch and can put in all nework info. my problem is where do u get the token??? the dash board give me all the info for mqtt but no token.please help ive been at this a while


#2

Hello and Welcome to the Cayenne community!

I suggest to you to watch the video and read this thread. There is shown everything step by step.


#3

For connecting your ESP8266 via MQTT (the officially supported method, and what is in that video), you shouldn’t need a token, the sketch should instead have spaces for a MQTT Username, MQTT Password, and Client ID, which you’ll get after adding the device via Add New > Device/Widget > MicroControllers > Generic ESP8266 on the Cayenne web dashboard.

If you’re connecting your ESP8266 with a sketch that is looking for an ‘auth token’, then add the device via Add New > Device/Widget > MicroControllers > Arduino, and it will give you the token there. You don’t have to pick any Arduino from the list, just advance to the screen with the token and connect your device – upon connection it will advance to a blank dashboard. This is how users were connecting ESP8266 devices before our official support via the MQTT API, and should work fine if you prefer it.