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Eclipse Californium™

CoAP in Java

CoAP in Java

Californium is a powerful CoAP framework targeting back-end services communicating with smaller Internet of Things devices. Stronger Internet of Things devices may use Californium as well. It provides a convenient API for RESTful Web services that support all of CoAP’s features.

Standards compliant

Standards compliant

Californium has been running code for the IETF and is passing all ETSI Plugtest test specifications.

Perfect for IoT cloud services

Perfect for IoT cloud services

Californium has an extremely scalable architecture and outperforms high-performance HTTP servers. CoAP’s low overhead allows to handle millions of IoT devices with a single service instance. The flexible concurrency model allows to implement whatever is best for your application.

Californium (Cf) Core

Californium (Cf) Core

The project is divided into five sub-projects. The Californium (Cf) Core provides the central framework with the protocol implementation to build your Internet of Things applications. The repository also includes example projects to get you started. All Californium sources are hosted on GitHub, so you can easily contribute through pull requests.

Californium (Cf) is dual-licensed under EPL and EDL. The latter is a BSD-like license, which means the Cf CoAP framework can be used together with proprietary code to implement your IoT product!

Cf is available from Maven Central and very easy to consume in your Java project. We have got your back covered from OSGi wrapper to HTTP-CoAP cross-proxy to advanced test suites that have been used at the ETSI Plugtests.

Californium (Cf) Core

Scandium (Sc)

Scandium (Sc)

The Scandium (Sc) sub-module provides security for Californium. It implements DTLS 1.2 to secure your application through ECC with pre-shared keys, certificates, or raw public keys.


Scandium (Sc)

Actinium (Ac)

Actinium (Ac)
Actinium (Ac) is the app-server for Californium to realize IoT mashups! Your JavaScript apps become available as RESTful resources and can directly talk to IoT devices using our CoapRequest object API.
Actinium (Ac)

Getting Started

Learn how to use Californium
Getting Started
The Internet of Things if growing, but how can you build your own connected objects? Together with MQTT, CoAP is one of the popular IoT protocols. It provides answers to the typical IoT constraints: it is bandwidth efficient and fits in constrained embedded environment while providing friendly and discoverable RESTful API.
Getting Started

More Components

Connector

Connector

The element-connector abstracts from the different transports CoAP can use. It provides the basic UDPConnector as well as the interface to implement new connectors like the DtlsConnector of Scandium.

Tools

Tools

This repository provides CoAP tools that also serve as examples. Use CoAPBench to benchmark your CoAP solutions or simply use our cf-client to interact with your devices from the command line.

Get in Touch

Wanna tell us what you think about Californium? What we can improve? Which feature is missing? Or just discuss architectural issues?
Report an Issue

Report an Issue

The easiest way to tell us about a problem you experience with Californium is by opening an issue on our GitHub page.

Please make sure to search the existing issues for similar symptoms before you open a new issue.

Mailing List

Mailing List

This is the place where we announce new releases and discuss architectural issues of greater impact.

However, questions and problems should be raised using a GitHug issue.