Security Backend Example - Azure Function

The following is an example implementation of a custom security backend using Azure Functions and Node.js
const ux4iotAdmin = require('ux4iot-admin');
connectionString: "HostName=...;Key=secret";
module.exports = async function (context, req) {
// This is *your* custom authentication approach
const bearerToken = req.headers('Authentication');
const {userId} = await evaluateBearerToken(bearerToken);
if (!userId) {
context.res = {
body: "Unauthorized",
status: 401
} else {
// All users can subscribe to telemetry events that are visible for them
// using *your* custom access control scheme, which defines which users
// have access to which IoT devices.
if (req.body.type === 'subscribeToTelemetry'
&& isDeviceVisibleForUser(req.body.device, userId)) {
context.res = {
status: 204
} else {
context.res = {
body: "Forbidden",
status: 403
In this example isDeviceVisibleForUser is a custom method that implements the access control mechanism of your app. evaluateBearerToken is a custom method that implements your authentication scheme (e.g. using OAuth2).
As you can see, you have full flexibility when it comes to determine which users may perform which actions.