Myopenhab not reachable

I add myself to follow the discussion, because I believe my problem is connected. I noticed, exposing a new article for IFTTT, that no longer updates the items (my last update is July 26th) and consequently they are not seen by IFTTT to create the rule … right ?

Yes, that’s correct. There have been no updates to anyone’s items on since Friday, July 26. You can continue to send commands from IFTTT to any items that were previously exposed, but their states won’t change in your item list and you can’t add new ones right now.

Any update on the progress of ???

Hey @rpwong I don’t know who is in charge of but could you please show a short notification/message/banner about the current issue on the site may be on the Item page or everywhere. So people know about it that would be incredibly awesome.

Yesterday I spend over 3 hours trying to fix it (including deleting all items I had already had connected), thinking the problem is on my site. before I finally found this thread here.
Would be Helpfull for other :wink: Thx


I agree i also spent lots of hours checking forums and making changes until i get to this threat! Let hope the issue will get fixed!

@GordanTrevis I’m not a moderator, so I wouldn’t be able to make such a post (you’ve actually been a community member longer than I have). :wink:

A notification/message/banner is great in theory, but where would we begin and end? This specific issue affects you, but it doesn’t affect other users. Meanwhile, those others are affected by issues that don’t concern you, since you’re not affected. Who decides what’s important enough to become a banner?

This isn’t to say that we shouldn’t have some way of sending notifications to community members, but that it should be addressed strategically, not reactively. That’s just my opinion as a communications professional.

@yortiz1979 I think @digitaldan’s last message said all that can be said, and we’ll have to patiently await the results of his tests when he can fit them into his schedule. Alternatively, you can try this:


Thanks for your feedback

I had no idea setting up your own myopenhab cloud server was an option! I’m all back up and running! Thank you for sharing that post!

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Is there a way to manually add the items? (instead of triggering them to make them appear)

I seem to be experiencing the same thing. I’ve added items in Paper UI and changed state and all sorts, but nothing will appear in myopenhab items list. I installed the cloud connector just a few days ago. Dashboard works fine, but no items :-1:

Here’s what I observe:

  1. OpenHAB (itself - localhost:8080) sees all my Z-Wave devices properly
  2. Alexa App works perfectly (controlling my Smart Life and OpenHAB devices).
  3. IFTTT can control my Smart Life devices
  4. myopenhab (cloud) doesn’t show Items
  5. IFTTT can’t see “exposed” devices (presumably related to #3, above)
  6. OpenHAB (iPhone app) displays sitemap and CAN control OpenHAB devices.
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IFTTT integration and adding items to MyOpenHAB has been shut down due to server load. It is a known issue but currently needed to stop the server from becoming overloaded and unavailable.

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This can surely not be the end of this issue. Some of us have spent years building OpenHAB systems, HABPanels and hacking technology together to make our homes function the way we want. IFTTT has always been a way to overcome some of the many shortcomings of OpenHAB. Now this option has been taken away. Please OpenHAB gods, find a solution as I for one am not willing to live without IFTTT and I’m also not willing to do all this work on another system and start from scratch.


You are free to setup your own cloud instance and connect it to IFTTT. Searching this community gives you informations on how to do so.

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I understand, but isn’t it possible to switch to a service with a little fee? Please, many of us are not able to do the installation of this service.
Why is it not published of the myopenhab website? I was searching a day for a bug in my settings…
Please keep us informed - on the myopenhab Website.

Not again.
myopenhab is a reference installation without any SLA or feature guarantee. The infrastructure for this service is paid by the openHAB Foundation, which, for being a German charity non-profit organisation, cannot sell services.

I too have to agree with Mecky. I too spend an hour or two adding items to the cloud setup, adding dummy triggers and scratching my head as to why it’s not appearing on myopenhab. I hope we can get more Foundation members involved in this issue as I (and many, many others) chose OpenHAB believing it to be the superior automation platform. It surely was a few years ago. I want it to be that again and hope we can find a way to get this service back as we are definitely falling behind Home Assist in this regard.

For better or worst the people on this platform chose it because OpenHAB had the services and bindings they needed, its not good enough to simply shrug your shoulders and list a few excuses, why we should be satisfied with less.

Would it not be more productive to try and find a solution rather than see this system fall apart bit by bit?

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What do you think the volunteer actually does? (if you would have read this whole thread you would know who this is) In order to keep the openHAB cloud service working in generell, the IFTT Integration had to be shutdown. The observed overload was caused from that part.

Since this is an opensource project it can improve only if volunteers improve it. Can you contribute in any way?

How should this help ? The Foundation is not responsible or involved in any development, it is “just” supporting the project.
Like @opus wrote, we need volunteer developers who could assist on those issues.

And fore those asking for a paid cloud service, setup yourself a myopenHAB instance, instructions can be found here or on github, attach it to IFTTT and you have your very own paid service whithout any trouble regarding to much traffic.


Just an FYI that @digitaldan has been working on a solution, which is stated in this thread and referenced in numerous places. I don’t blame you for not reading the whole thing, but you only needed to backtrack 20 posts to find it, rather than assuming no one is trying to fix the issue.

I get that it’s frustrating when things aren’t working, particularly for those of us who don’t have the expertise to contribute to development. However, I think it’s an unnecessary leap to say that the system is falling apart. Since this issue was identified six weeks ago, people have implemented their own workarounds. Meanwhile, there have been lots of other positive developments, such as the release of 2.5 M2. So, let’s just keep things in perspective. :grinning: