Myopenhab not reachable

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:


@Bruce_Osborne Is it the explanation why i can not anymore expose any new items ?

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That would explain it, assuming @digitaldan has not re-enabled those features.

It took a hours for me to understand why my items are not appearing at, before I find this thread. I’ve checked all settings many times, switched items on/off, cleared cache, investigated tons of debug logs.

Guys, can anyone add a notice at “Items” page to not confuse members? It’s a not a obvious that someone disabled this feature for new items.



Not pushing, as I know how hard this must be to unravel and fix, but do we know any more news on this?

Are we talking soon or is it looking more like never? I’m kind of in a holding pattern for a number of things that use IFTTT webhooks that I want to integrate but can’t.

I’d rather hold out for the official OH cloud service than work on running my own but an update would help out…



Same problem here. I also spent a lot of hours wondering why new items didn’t get published to before finding this thread. Please, add a notice on’s items page so that it doesn’t happen to more people.
If I understood it correctly, what brings the high load is the item updates to IFTTT to use them as triggers.
While it isn’t fixed, can the item exposing to be re-enabled, so that sending commands from IFTTT to new items works?
Thank you for your hard work!


Please read the whole thread, this should still be working:

I have. That’s why I said NEW items, not just items.
My old IFTTT applets are working (i just send commands from IFTTT), but I can’t publish new items to, so I can’t set up new applets that send commands to new items.

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You can send commands to new items, just not via the official openHAB IFTTT service. You have to use the Webhooks service.

Say you want to send ON to MySwitchItem

Using Webhooks, you can make a web request like the following:

Method: POST
Content Type: text/plain
Body: ON

The username:password is what you use to login to

I use this same method from my phone to trigger certain actions while away.

Good Luck!


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I might be missing something here…and hopefully I am as it means I can crack on…

I use IFTTT webhooks for a load of different things - all work great - but when creating them, either to send or receive, you need to use an exposed variable on OH cloud. Now, all of my originally exposed variables are available and subsequent OH rules work fine, but since OH cloud had this issue I can’t expose any new items, which means I can’t write new IFTTT webhooks as I have no variables to use???

Are you saying using that URL method bypasses the need to expose variables?