Hey folks, hoping this is the correct place to put this posting. I’ve been using the Insteon binding to work with an Insteon hub for about a year and a half or so now, have always had good luck with it. My insteon hub received an update this morning, and now connectivity between openhab and the hub is broken. Tailing the log shows a bunch of 403 errors, with the hub replying “SSL Required” to openhab. I’m assuming the Insteon update no longer works with http, and will only answer on https. Will their change make it so the binding needs to be updated as well, or can you configure ssl inside the config file and I’m just missing it? Thanks for the help.
My current config reads like this: port_0=/hub2/UserName:Password@10.0.0.110:25105,poll_time=1200
I noticed the same thing this morning. Even if the binding supported SSL I don’t think it will work. I have a feeling that Insteon botched their implementation of SSL as I can’t connect to the hub using a standard browser using https on port 443 or the original port 25105. They either changed the port or screwed up http(s) connection to the PLM which is bad for us.
Users on the Homeseer forum are complaining of the same issue. It seems a plugin developer over there is also trying to assist. Perhaps following this thread on the Homeseer forum may provide some insight?
I am writing on behalf of Insteon and wanted to share an update with you all:
We are aware of an issue where our latest hub firmware update (1016) caused integrations using local http commands to stop functioning. While this is not an officially supported API, we understand that having local command and control is preferred among a select group of users as well as some 3rd party software developers. Therefore we will be looking to make the necessary updates to restore this functionality. If you are using the local API, we would like to invite you to join our beta group to assist us in testing our next update. Your participation will also ensure that any future updates do not impact your integration. To submit your request to join the beta program, fill out the form here. Be sure to select OpenHAB as the software you are using so that we can arrange a special firmware build that will restore local API control. Please be patient as we will need time to get you setup as a beta tester and to configure your account.
We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue and thank you for choosing Insteon for your home automation projects.
Thank you for responding to our concerns. Local control is definitely preferred as it gives us more control into how insteon works and does not rely on an internet connection. Local connections also allow us to control our own security and encryption. It’s too bad that local connection is not supported and also confusing. The sticker on the back of my hub has the http port for local connection so I’m sure at one point this WAS officially supported. I believe it should continue to be supported. This is why I love Insteon so much.
I hope for a speedy fix to this problem. Thanks again for the info.
Happy to be a beta tester and thank you for the prompt reply. Many of us have many $$$'s invested in our home automation systems, and myself have mostly Insteon devices. Glad to see such a swift reply on this issue.