I am new to Cayenne, but have some experience building my own sensor network within my home that communicates with the cloud via MQTT.
In looking to get my feet wet with Cayenne, I have tried to test out the Dashboard by connecting to it via MQTT and posting some made-up data. From https://cayenne.mydevices.com/cayenne/dashboard/first-visit/devices I click “Bring your own Thing” and then get a screen that provides my MQTT username, password, client ID, server address and port.
Transferring these to my desktop MQTT client, I can easily log into Cayenne’s MQTT broker with my Cayenne username and password. My understanding is that once I am connected to Cayenne’s MQTT broker, my Dashboard page should turn into an actual dashboard – instead I am stuck at https://cayenne.mydevices.com/cayenne/dashboard/first-visit/api/step-2 with a “Waiting for board to connect” message.
Posting actual test data using the topic format outlined at https://mydevices.com/cayenne/docs/bring-your-own-thing-api/#cayenne-mqtt-api-mqtt-messaging-topics doesn’t seem to help either. Still can’t get to an actual dashboard, still seeing “Waiting for board to connect”.
What am I doing wrong?