ChirpStack supports the activation of devices through an
external Join Server, using the API as specified in the LoRaWAN Backend
Interfaces specification. In this case the session-keys will not be derived by
ChirpStack and there is no need to configure the
NwkKey in case
of a LoRaWAN 1.1 device).
Routing a join-request to a Join Server is based on the
JoinEUI which is part
of the LoRaWAN join-request. If ChirpStack finds a server matching
JoinEUI, then it will forward the join-request to this server. In any other
case, ChirpStack will handle the join-request.
To configure the Semtech LoRa Cloud Join Server with ChirpStack obtain the TLS certificates that you must use from the LoRa Cloud web-interface.
- Under Your network servers click Add Server
- Then click download credentials
Within the obtained credentials archive you will find three files that you need to configure within the ChirpStack configuration:
.trust: must be configured as
.crt: must be configured as
.key: must be configured as
Note: While the web-interface indicates that
is the LoRa Cloud Join Server, this is not the endpoint that must be
server within the ChirpStack configuration. The
correct endpoint is
You have to replace
rens-XYZ with the actual Rens ID, you will find this value
in the LoRa Cloud web-interface.
[[join_server.servers]] join_eui="0016c001fffe0001" server="https://js.loracloud.com:7009/api/v1/rens/rens-123/lbi" ca_cert="/etc/chirpstack-network-server/certs/acct.trust" tls_cert="/etc/chirpstack-network-server/certs/acct.crt" tls_key="/etc/chirpstack-network-server/certs/acct.key"