Help with connecting Rpi to IBM cloud

Hi all,

I would like to view the dashboard running on my rpi from outside my local network without port forwarding ( I don’t know enough about the internet to set up security).

So I set up an account in the IBM cloud and installed node red on it and was thinking I could send data from node red on my rpi to node red on the IBM cloud with MQTT or something but I’m unsure on how to do this or even if it’s possible.

I’ve had a bit of a read and can’t find any real answer. If someone could point me in the right direction or to a link with step by step instructions it would be much appreciated.

I have limited knowledge with this kind of thing so go easy.


See this for ideas on how to secure the system.

For the second part of your question I believe there are publicly available MQTT servers but I don't have any experience of them.

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