In this tutorial, we'll see how to actually do that with the ESP8266 WiFi chip as an example. However, this could apply to any platform that is compatible with aREST, like Arduino. We'll first see how to actually get the API key, how to use it when setting up your devices, and finally how to access a device that is protected by a key.
In this article, you will learn how to use the aREST cloud dashboard to easily create a dashboard to control your devices remotely, from anywhere in the world. As an example device, we'll use a simple ESP8266 WiFi chip connected to an LED. We'll first create an account on the cloud dashboard, and build the hardware part of the project. Then, we'll connect the project to aREST cloud, and finally we'll see how to create a dashboard to control the project from anywhere in the world. Let's start!