RSS

The RSS data source type will send an HTTP(S) request to the specified RSS URL at a user-defined interval. The request will collect any RSS data that could be retrieved in a web browser by simply browsing to a URL.

Example

A GIS analyst wants to load earthquake points available in RSS format into Analytics for IoT.

Usage notes

  • The RSS data must be externally accessible on the Internet.
  • The size of the RSS page or file being polled cannot exceed 8 MB. If the RSS page or file being polled exceeds 8 MB, features will not be ingested.

After configuring source connection properties, see Configure input data to learn how to define the schema and the key properties.

Parameters

ParameterExplanationData Type

URL

The full URL to the externally accessible RSS website to poll via HTTP requests.

String

Authentication

The type of authentication to access the web server. Authentication options include None, Basic, and Certificate.

String

Username

The username for accessing the website.

This property only applies when Authentication is Basic.

String

Password

The password for accessing the website.

This property only applies when Authentication is Basic.

Password

Certificate URL

The URL location of the client certificate for accessing the website.

This property only applies when Authentication is Certificate.

String

Password

The client certificate password (if one is set).

This property only applies when Authentication is Certificate.

Password

Considerations and limitations

  • The RSS data must be externally accessible on the Internet.
  • The size of the RSS page or file being polled cannot exceed 8 MB. If the RSS page or file being polled exceeds 8 MB, features will not be ingested.