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MainFlux Open source IoT Platform Edge computing & Consulting services

Mainflux is modern, scalable, secure, open-source, and patent-free IoT cloud platform written in Go. it is useful for edge computing and consulting services for the software and hardware layers of the internet of things technology. It accepts user and thing connections over various network protocols (i.e. HTTP, MQTT, WebSocket, CoAP), thus making a seamless bridge between them. It is used as the IoT middleware for building complex IoT solutions.

Mainflux is member of the Linux Foundation and an active contributor to the EdgeX Foundry project. It has been made with heart by Mainflux Labs, which maintains the project and offers professional services around it.


  • Multi-protocol connectivity and bridging (HTTP, MQTT, WebSocket and CoAP)
  • Device management and provisioning (Zero Touch provisioning)
  • Mutual TLS Authentication (mTLS) using X.509 Certificates
  • Fine-grained access control
  • Message persistence (Cassandra, InfluxDB, MongoDB and PostgresSQL)
  • Platform logging and instrumentation support (Grafana, Prometheus and OpenTracing)
  • Event sourcing
  • Container-based deployment using Docker and Kubernetes
  • LoRaWAN network integration
  • SDK
  • CLI
  • Small memory footprint and fast execution
  • Domain-driven design architecture, high-quality code and test coverage

How to use MainFlux IoT Platform

First you need some prerequisites.

Needed to run Mainflux:

Developing Mainflux will also require:

Once the prerequisites are installed, execute the following commands from the project’s root:

docker-compose -f docker/docker-compose.yml up

This will bring up the Mainflux docker services and interconnect them. This command can also be executed using the project’s included Makefile:

make run


The quickest way to start using Mainflux is via the CLI. The latest version can be downloaded from the official releases page.

It can also be built and used from the project’s root directory:

make cli
./build/mainflux-cli version

Additional details on using the CLI can be found in the CLI documentation.


Official documentation is hosted at Mainflux Read The Docs page. Documentation is auto-generated, checkout the instructions on official docs repository.


All information taken from and Documentation, This article published only for information. You can visit official website and Official document.

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