Need a swift communication provider for your IoT infrastructure? Hire flespi as a middleman for your publish/subscribe operations. Our online public MQTT broker is fast, secure, and free.
Read more about our MQTT broker architecure and new opportunities it provides in the software design, e.g. a concept of remote distributed storage system or a new approach to event-driven web-application design.
Perform and scale better with MQTT 5.0
The number of sensors in the IoT and M2M systems is skyrocketing. The flespi team has been working hard to add the MQTT 5.0 specification support into the broker to enhance the productivity and scalability of your projects. Most MQTT 5.0 features already implemented! Let us know if you need something that we are missing.
Be the boss in the isolated MQTT namespace
Each flespi user operates in an isolated MQTT topics namespace. It's only you who chooses how to name messages topics and what kind of hierarchy to use.
Operate the broker via REST API
Manage sessions, publish messages, read and delete retained messages, and access logs via a flexible REST API.
Fine-tune access to topics
We take security and privacy seriously. To make sure each subscriber gets the data they need but cannot cause harm by their negligence or accidental actions, we devised a flexible access control system. It allows creating tokens with different ACLs to finely customize what different parties can access within a topic.
Use shared subscriptions for easy load-balancing
When incoming messages start heavily bombarding the handler of your business app, you might lose data. We don’t want that! flespi offers shared subscriptions to spread the load across multiple service workers in a smart manner.
Never hit the speed limit
It’ frustrating when your technological partner can’t live up to your needs. We don’t want to be a bottleneck as your business grows. flespi MQTT broker can receive one million messages per second and send three million messages per second. Impressive, huh?
Stay safe with SSL-protected MQTTS and WSS connections
We care about the security of the messages you entrust to our MQTT broker. That’s why we support MQTT over SSL and MQTT over Secure WebSocket. Also, you can create an isolated namespace with any name (except /flespi).
MQTT over TCP: 8883 (SSL) or 1883 (non-SSL)
MQTT over WebSockets: 443 (SSL) or 80 (non-SSL)
|MQTT version||3.1, 3.1.1, 5.0|
|QoS supported||QoS 0, QoS 1, QoS 2|
|REST API||Yes, it's possible to publish messages, read and delete retained messages, manage connected and offline sessions, and access broker logs via MQTT broker REST API|
|ACL||Yes, topics access is adjustable via token ACL setting|
|Shared subscriptions||Yes, implemented according to MQTT 5.0 specification. Allows load-balancing published messages between multiple subscribers in the same shared group|
|Retained messages||Yes, with limited storage according to restrictions|
|Logs||MQTT broker logs available via either REST API or MQTT|
|your flespi token||not used||any|
|flespi MQTT broker specifics|
|"timestamp" user property||If not set by the publisher flespi broker will attach this property to published message with current UNIX time value. This property is used to sort out which message will be the last in retained storage.|
|Wildcard deletion of retained messages||If you will publish message with empty payload to topic that contain wildcards ("#" or "+") flespi will perform bulk deletion of retained messages that conform to the published topic mask.|
|Shared group sessions storage||If the message arrives at the shared group but no sessions are online, for clean=false or non-zero expiration timeout sessions that were previously subscribed to this shared group, the message will sit in a their storage until such sessions are connected again. So if shared groups are mostly used for load balancing, this feature prevents any data loss when all such sessions are offline for any reason.|
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You may play with flespi MQTT broker with this mqtt.js based MQTT client. Feel free to open multiple instances simulateniously — e.g. you may publish messages from one tab and subscribe to them from other tab. You may also subscribe to everything, e.g. # — this token provides read-only access to a couple of GPS trackers installed on vehicles that periodicaly update their positions.
|MQTT 5.0 compliance checklist|
|Shared groups||Load-balancing; delivering messages to a single subscriber from the group|
|Message expiry interval||Limiting the messages TTL (for both queued and retained)|
|Response topic||Subscriber response to received topic (executing commands and getting response)|
|Receive maximum||Client limits the number of inflight messages sent by the broker|
|Maximum packet size||Client limits the max size of messages sent by the broker|
|Topic alias||Replacing a topic name with the 2-byte index (to save traffic)|
|Will delay interval||Delaying the generation of a will message|
|Subscription identifier||Client specifies own index upon subscription; broker specifies according to which subscription the message is sent to the client|