The Connectware ships with a running Node-RED ( application.

To start working with the prototyping Node-RED Workbench, on the navigation panel click on the Workbench menu item. This will open the running Node-RED editor for the Workbench in another browser tab.



However, this Node-RED workbench is not intended to be used in production-ready services but rather for quick and easy prototyping tests. In deployments where Node-RED should be used in production, the recommended setup is to create a service commissioning file which installs a Node-RED container as Cybus::Container resource on its own. This way, the authors of the service have the full control over the versioning and life cycle of the Node-RED instance.

Further instructions on how to work with Node-RED can be found here:

For connecting the Node-RED flow to the Connectware API, the Connectware can be reached by using the server name connectware both for MQTT (1883) and HTTPS (443) connections.


Additionally, when subscribing or publishing to the Connectware server, a suitable username and password has to be set manually in the Node-RED workbench. You need to ensure that the given user has sufficient permissions (or suitable roles) in order to access the topics in question. See also User Management.