Backend: HTTP(s)

You can enable or disable sending data to Ruuvi Cloud:

Or configure to send data to your own server via HTTP/HTTPS (it is possible to send data to both destinations, Ruuvi Cloud and your own server, at the same time):

For your own server, you can choose the data format and decode data from Ruuvi sensors on the Gateway side:

Configure sending interval:

Use different types of authentication

Configuring Basic Authentication

When using "Basic" authentication, the gateway adds an authorization header to the HTTPS request. This header contains the credentials encoded in Base64 format.

HTTP Header Example: Authorization: Basic dXNlcjE6cGFzczE=


  • Basic: Indicates the authentication method.

  • dXNlcjE6cGFzczE=: Base64 encoded credentials. For example, 'user1:pass1' encodes to 'dXNlcjE6cGFzczE='.

Configuring Bearer Authentication

When using "Bearer" authentication, the gateway adds an authorization header with a token to the HTTPS request. This token is a credential used to access APIs securely.

HTTP Header Example:

Authorization: Bearer token123

Configuring Token-Based Authentication

Token-based authentication involves securing API requests by sending a token in the HTTP header. The token is a unique identifier that must be included in every request.

HTTP Header Example:

Authorization: Token token124

Configuring API Key Authentication

API key authentication is a simple method where an API key is used directly as part of the HTTP header to authenticate requests.

HTTP Header Example:

Authorization: token125

Enhanced Security with SSL Client Authentication

It also supports client authentication via SSL by enabling the upload of a client certificate and its associated private key, ensuring secure and verified client-server communication:

You can use a server SSL Certificate if you want to be independent of public Certificate Authorities (CAs) or if you have deployed a self-signed certificate on the HTTPS server, giving you greater control and customization over your security infrastructure:

Last updated