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What is it?

Homeassistant is a tool designed for (open source) home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts.

Note that while it will work on a remote server, it takes some doing to get it to interface with a local server or local devices. It is not recommended or supported.


By default, the role is NOT protected behind your Authelia/SSO middleware. Home Assistant has its own authentication system (with 2FA), and it is recommended to use that.

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1. Installation

sb install sandbox-homeassistant

2. URL

  • To access Homeassistant, visit https://homeassistant._yourdomain.com_

3. Setup

Home Assistant is pretty versatile and works with a lot of different apps/containers, some of which we have roles for. See MQTT for using Mosquitto to communicate with local and remote devices. We also have Node Red, which is a platform for multiple types of automations.

Nabu Casa

You don't NEED to use Nabu Casa to access Home Assistant remotely. You can use a reverse proxy to access it remotely. However, if you want to use Nabu Casa, you can use the Nabu Casa integration to connect to Home Assistant. It is a paid service, but it is a good way to support the Home Assistant project. That said, the Home Assistant role is set up to work with a reverse proxy, so you can use that instead.

4. Addons

You can also use the Home Assistant Community Store (HACS) to add more functionality to Home Assistant. For instance, adding the Node Red Companion, a "custom" integration for node-red-contrib-home-assistant-websocket. It allows you to integrate Node-RED with Home Assistant. For more information, see the Node Red page.