Simple IoT will run on the following systems:

  • ARM/x86/RiscV Linux
  • MacOS
  • Windows

The computer you are currently using is a good platform to start with as well as any common embedded Linux platform like the Raspberry PI or Beaglebone Black.

If you needed an industrial class device, consider something from embeddedTS like the TS-7553-V2.

The Simple IoT application is a self contained binary with no dependencies. Download the latest release for your platform and run the executable. Once running, you can log into the user interface by opening http://localhost:8118 in a browser. The default login is:

  • user:
  • pass: admin

Simple IoT self-install (Linux only)

Simple IoT self-installation does the following:

  • creates a systemd service file
  • creates a data directory
  • starts and enables the service

To install as user, copy the siot binary to some location like /usr/local/bin and then run:

siot install

To install as root:

sudo siot install

The default ports are used, so if you want something different, modify the generated siot.service file.

Cloud/Server deployments

When on the public Internet, Simple IoT should be proxied by a web server like Caddy to provide TLS/HTTPS security. Caddy by default obtains free TLS certificates from Let's Encrypt and ZeroSSL with automatic fallback if one provider fails.

There are Ansible recipes available to deploy Simple IoT, Caddy, Influxdb, and Grafana that work on most Linux servers.

Video: Setting up a Simple IoT System in the cloud

Yocto Linux

Yocto Linux is a popular edge Linux solution. There is a Bitbake recipe for including Simple IoT in Yocto builds.


By default, Simple IoT runs an embedded NATS server and the SIOT NATS client is configured to connect to nats://