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MyDomoAtHome nodeJS

REST Gateway between Domoticz and Imperihome ISS

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LICENSE MP REST REST REST REST Documentation en Français: MyDomoAtHome

Important update

More and more npm (node package manager, needed with node interpreter) are making inssues while installing MDAH, breaking it without any change.

if NPM version is below 2.x.x and you're running Buster please do the following, and then relaunch the upgrade through apt !

npm -v 1.4.21
sudo npm install -g npm

Features and goals

The goal of this project is to provide a REST API to ImperiHome ISS that would allow to see the current state of sensors and interact with them in case of an actuator.

M1 Goal reached - first version in Perl Dancer after ISS has been announced

M2 Goal reached - full rewrite to node js with debian packaging, simpler install and upgrade, better performance, less dependencies

  • Free but you can show you like it ! PayPal donate button

  • Multi-platform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)

    • Dependency-less
    • Node.js rewrite
    • Installation / usage logs
  • Debian package - noarch

    • Auto updatable through apt-get
    • Third-party hosting
  • Micro-services (Docker)

    • Image available on Docker Hub
  • Synology

    • Synology compatible docker image
  • Support major type of sensors/feature of Domoticz

    • Weather and Environmental sensors
    • Energy sensors (Electricity, Gas, Water)
    • Switches
    • Thermostat
    • Dynamic room creation
    • RGB lamps (Limitless/Applamp/Hue) (depending on Domoticz)
    • Push On buttons (depending on Imperihome)

M3 Goal reached - full graphs, flexible room usage and UI improvements

  • Support major type of sensors/feature of Domoticz
    • Devices following planID
    • Graphs
    • Groupe switches with instant energy
    • Security code managed

M4 milestone will provide extended support to other platforms with Docker and Synology

  • End to end authentificaton
  • HTTPS support
  • Support domoticz Farenheit
  • Synology
    • Synology hosted package
  • Debian package - noarch
    • debian hosted package - need a peer
    • raspbian hosted package
  • TODO
    • Evohome (depending on Imperihome)
    • Alarm pannel (partial with ImperiHome)
    • Auto updatable through button

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Standalone installation (PI, cubie, odroid, intel...)


Install procedure

Check the nodeJS version installed - mandatory for PI !

sudo dpkg --list |grep nodejs // should return version 4.x or above

If not please do:

On RASPBIAN (Raspberry PI/PI2/PI3), please install first to have a stable nodeJS :

sudo apt-get remove node
wget -q
sudo dpkg -i nodejs_4.4.2_armhf.deb
wget -q
sudo dpkg -i npm_2.14.7_armhf.deb
sudo npm install -g npm@2.x

On Debian buster :

sudo apt-get install nodejs npm

On all other (debian, ubuntu...), version 4 is required (testing/unstable are fine):

sudo apt-get remove node
sudo dpkg -r nodejs npm
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

The following commands install npm and then upgrade it to the latest 2.x version.

sudo npm install -g npm@2.x

And check again

node —version // should print version 4.4.x or similar
npm —version // should print version 2.2.x or similar

Installing the software Debian package .deb

  1. start here:
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  1. Add the line:
deb /
  1. Then:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install MyDomoAtHome 

Important remark: do not install as root, but sudo as an unprivileged user.

  1. Edit the configuration file with your values:
sudo nano /etc/mydomoathome/config.json	
sudo service mydomoathome restart

Installing the software on Synology

Add to your Synology NAS Package Center sources !

The package is node-mydomoathome

Domoticz will run on port 8084 and MDAH on 3002.

Remember to set in Domoticz Settings/Local Networks

Installing the software on Windows

download and install nodejs here:

download zip here: (green clone or download button right)

unzip locally

click window touch+R, type in 'cmd' and enter

go in the unzipped repository

npm install
node mdah.js

to launch do from a cmd window:

node mdah.js 

configuration "config.json" must be in the same directory as the file mdah.js


  1. It works in a "key":"value" mode. Basic values are:
  "app_name": "MyDomoAtHome",
  "auth": null,
  "tempmode": "C",
   "domoticz": {
    "ssl": false,
    "host": "",
    "port": "8080",
    "path": "/",
    "auth": null
  "port": "3002",
  "passcode": ""
  • remark: if you have a configuration issue, check that you don't have },} as it is an error of syntax and should be }}

  • multi-instances: just change the app_name tag between instances

  • change the MDAH port: change the basic (top level) port (here 3002)

  • protected device code: change the passcode above

  • access domoticz in ssl mode: change domoticz:port and ssl to true

  • change domoticz host or port: do it on domoticz:host and domoticz.port

  • add a login/pass to access MDAH:change top-level "auth": null to

    "auth": { "username": "admin", "password": "admin" },

  • manage login/pass on domoticz, do the same in domoticz:path

  • Variant: start in https mode:

      openssl genrsa 1024 > key.pem
      openssl req -x509 -new -key key.pem > key-cert.pem
    "app_name": "MyDomoAtHome",
    "auth": null,
    "tempmode": "C",
    "https" : true,
    "key" : "test/fixtures/keys/key.pem",
    "cert": "test/fixtures/keys/key-cert.pem",
    "domoticz": {
      "ssl": false,
      "host": "",
      "port": 8080,
      "path": "/"
   "port": 3002,
   "passcode": ""

Stuck on a pre 0.1.x version

apt-get remove mydomoathome
apt-get update
apt-get install MyDomoAtHome

Migrating from old/Legacy MyDomoAtHome

Shut down the old service

sudo service stop
rm /etc/init.d/

N.B. you can have the both at the same time, just chane the App name in the config.json file and the port.

Migrating from ISS-DOMO

edit /etc/mydomoathome/config.json with your previous port (was 8000 default), change app_name value to ISS-Domo and then restart the service

Running the service

The default port is now 3002.

Start the service:

sudo service mydomoathome start

Stop the service :

sudo service mydomoathome stop

Restart the service :

sudo service mydomoathome reload

Docker installation (only for those using this form: big Synologies, Xpenologies...)

Docker image is automatically build based on latest verion. Configuration can be passed through command line (see below) /etc/mydomoathome is also mounted

Duplicate the image

docker pull epierre/iss-mdah

Launch the process

Remember to change the IP below and authorize in Domoticz the docker IP range

docker run --name=mdah --env DOMO="http://your_ip:8080" --env TZ=Europe/Paris -p 3002:3002 epierre/mdah

Check running docker processes

docker ps

Stoping a docker process

docker stop mdah 

Testing the installation

  • Check in a browser it is running


  • From there you'll get the following links in the browser.

  • Check the domoticz is accessible from the hosting machine

    curl http://domoticz_ip:domoticz_port/json.htm?type=devices&filter=all&used=true&order=Name
  • Check the MDAH returns the result from the hosting machine

    curl http://gateway_ip:gateway_port/devices

Accessing the Gateway from the outide of your network

The best way is to setup the nginx for both domoticz and the gateway:

sudo apt-get install nginx-full sudo apt-get install openssl sudo apt-get install haveged

In the domoticz configuration add a section to redirect to the gateway such as this (change your ip below)

location /iss/ {
  proxy_set_header X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
  proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
  proxy_set_header Host $host;
  access_log /var/log/nginx/mdah.access.log;
  error_log /var/log/nginx/mdah.error.log;

Advanced support

For an unsupported device or any issue with a particular device, please report with it the JSON from Domoticz with this URL:




  • Remember to add the gateway in the local networks under setup in domoticz !