on my openHAB 2.5.5 installation on Windows 7 I’m currently trying to allow Alexa to discover my items. I first had the Hue emulation installed, which worked perfectly after switching openHAB to port 80. But as the support for more specific categories e.g temperature is very limited in the hue emulation I want to use the Alexa Skill described at https://www.openhab.org/docs/ecosystem/alexa/ to discover my items.
Therefore I also installed the openhab Cloud connector and connected it to myopenhab.org. myopenhab.org also tells me that the status is “Online”. Besides that I installed the mentioned Alexa Skill in my Alexa environment (two Echo Dots v2 and one Echo Dot v3) and linked that as well to myopenhab.org.
After that I added the required metadata “Switchable” as well as the tag (seems like this changed over the different alexa skill versions, to be safe I added both) to the item.
openhab> smarthome:metadata list BueroSchalter Metadata [key=alexa:BueroSchalter, value=Switchable, configuration=] openhab> smarthome:items list BueroSchalter (Type=SwitchItem, State=OFF, Label=Büro, Category=Light, Tags=[Switchable])
But when I now start the discover process in Alexa it can’t find any devices.
After double-checking everything, the only weird thing I could find is that when I visit https://home.myopenhab.org/start/index instead of showing my dashboard I just get following error message: openHAB connection error: Connection refused: no further information
But I don’t know if that’s at all required for the Alexa skill, also accessing it via the internal ip directly works.
I checked a lot of different topics in here, but none of the mentioned solutions, e.g. deactivating the hue skill (which I did) worked for me. Actually I’m not sure i Alexa at all finds the openhab instance, is there any way to verify this?
The logs don’t show any obvious related error.