Homekit/Siri openHAB 2 integration


(Christian) #1

Hi there,

i have just installed openHABian 1.4.1 and upgraded openHAB to 2.4.0 snapshot.
Also i installed the Homekit Integration through Paper UI and configured it. The openHAB Bridge is connected to the Homekit on my Home App, but no items are shown yet. I also tried to add the Homebridge-openhab2 Plugin in the Raspberry Homebridge, but this one is also not working.
What i am doing wrong?

Thanks a lot.

Regards
Christian


(Psyciknz) #2

i don’ t know how you do it in paperui, but to expose items (like a light switch) to homekit I had to add [“lighting”] to my items file. I don’t know what the equivalent is in paperui.


(Christian) #3

Hello,

thank you very much. I uninstalled the openHab2 Bridge on my Raspberry again and just installed the openHAB2 Homekit Support. After i set up the Homekit Tags via REST API everything works fine for me.

Best regards
Christian


(Dan) #4

I’ve given up on the official homekit integration, and hacked a quick bridge between openhab and homekit using HAP-NodeJS. For my use case - wanting to trigger scenes like “good morning” - it works perfectly and without too much trouble - or indeed more than elementary knowledge of nodejs.

Let me know if anyone else is interested and I’ll post a short tutorial.


(Christian) #5

Hello Dan,

i am very insterested in your turotial about HAP-NodeJS.
Please post it here.

Thank you very much

Regards
Christian


(Dan) #6

Sure. My brilliant solution just stopped working. Let me keep an eye on it, and I’ll report back when I’ve found/fixed whatever the problem is.


(Dan) #7

I’ve posted my hacked-together solution: More reliable Homekit alternative using a simple nodejs bridge