Where to put additional bindings?

Hello to the forum,

where do I have to put additional bindings which are not included in the standard installation?

Thanks for help


They need to go in the addons folder in userdata. That location is dependent on how OH was installed.

Hi Bruce_Osborne,

I put the addon “org.openhab.binding.sony-2.4.0-SNAPSHOT.jar” (to control SONY BRAVIA TV’s) into the Folder "/usr/share/openhab2/addons" because this seems to be the addons Folder of my installation (DEBIAN 10.1 (64 bit) in a virtual machine).
But it is not recognized and shown under the “bindings” section so that I can install or select it…

(In the same Folder there is a file named “openhab-addons-2.4.0.kar” which I think contain the Standard release addons of OpenHAB. Am I right?)

Any further idea?


If you restart OpenHAB it gets automatically installed, apart from the user interfaces.

Hi Bruce_Osbourne,

I tried a restart after putting the “.jar” file into the “/usr/share/openhab2/addons” folder, but still I cannot create the binding I need.
Do you have another idea?



any error in logs?
you shuld have it installed not look for it…

this is the way to install a binding not to put in the list for download
so now you need to go to your inbox and see if you can add a sony device

Hi Ansgar,
Did you get this working and if yes how?