The Node-RED Alexa Connector connects your Node-RED instance with your Amazon Alexa Device to provide unparalleled automation and interaction possibilities. If you can talk to it with Node-RED, you can automate it with Alexa!
This is accomplished by giving the end user (you) more control with the skill request/response lifecycle. Inspect incoming Alexa skill requests and build your own custom responses right from your Node-RED Flows.
The sequence diagram below demonstrates how skill requests and responses flow through the Node-RED Alexa Connector Platform.
The Node-RED Alexa Connector platform takes care of the hard bits of validating Alexa requests and routing to the correct Node-RED Instance ensuring transport security and message signing and verification throughout the whole process.