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Application server

ChirpStack Network Server forwards received uplink frames and acknowledgements to a so called Application Server component. You can either use ChirpStack Application Server (an Application Server provided by the ChirpStack open-source LoRaWAN® Network Server stack), or implement your own Application Server.

ChirpStack Network Server supports sending data for different devices to different Application Servers. See Routing Profile for more information.

ChirpStack Application Server

ChirpStack Application Server is an open-source implementation of a LoRaWAN Application Server.

Custom Application Server

It is also possible to implement a custom Application Server. The Application Server API has been defined as a gRPC service which allows you to easily generate stubs for various programming languages. See the gRPC site for more information about the gRPC framework and how to generate source-code using .proto files.

Please refer to api/as/as.proto for the Application Server API specification. For the network-server API, please refer to the API documentation for the for more information.