Echo is not able to find Hue Emulation


I have openHAB 3.0 with Hue Emulation up and running and I configured also sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 8080.

I’m not able to configure at the Echo (4. Gen) the Hue Skill, because the Echo is not able to find a Hue Bridge, Echo tells me: there are no Hue Bridges on your network and I used the Device Pairing at the Hue emulation.
I want to configure the Echo to use the Hue skill so that over the Hue Emulation I’m able to control some of my items and I will use this configuration with the Echo offline option, so that I do not need the Amazon connection for the voice recognition.
in the open hab log I get
2021-01-24 16:39:10.055 [WARN ] [ache.cxf.phase.PhaseInterceptorChain] - Interceptor for {http://192.168.yy.xx:80/description.xml}WebClient has thrown exception, unwinding now
org.apache.cxf.interceptor.Fault: Could not send Message.

Please tell me what I’m doing wrong.



If you are unable to pair and discovery devices with your echo then you will need to install nginx. The troubleshooting section in the hue emulation documentation has details about this.


when i open in a browser
I get

Self test

To access any links you need be in pairing mode!

Pairing mode: Off (V2) Enable | Enable with bridge V1 emulation

6 published lights (see
292 published sensors (see

UPnP discovery test

service not registered

serial no name
36:1E:9F:52: openHAB Hue Emulation (

but when I open or

I get
[{“error”:{“address”:“testuser/lights”,“description”:“Not Authorized”,“type”:1}}]

Can anybody help me here



Reachability test

URL Responds? Ours? yes yes no no
http://[fe80:0:0:0:551f:20ba:c53d:f649]:8080/description.xml yes yes
http://[fe80:0:0:0:551f:20ba:c53d:f649]/description.xml no no


now I have configured a proxy but

URL Responds? Ours? yes yes yes yes
http://[fe80:0:0:0:2061:68ef:d117:d004]:80/description.xml no no
http://[fe80:0:0:0:2061:68ef:d117:d004]/description.xml no no

when I try to open I get
[{“error”:{“address”:“testuser/lights”,“description”:“Not Authorized”,“type”:1}}]
and this in the openhab.log
Interceptor for {http://[fe80:0:0:0:2061:68ef:d117:d004]/description.xml
and I m not able to install the Hue Skill because my Echo doesn’t find a Hue Bridge: There are no Hue Bridges on your network.

Does anybody have an idea


Following as I am also having extreme difficulty getting this setup.

don’t you hate it when a thread just goes silent and no resolution is provided.

what was the outcome or resolution @klaus1?

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