Home Assistant Community Add-on: IDE
Advanced IDE for Home Assistant, based on Cloud9 IDE
This add-on is in a deprecated state!
This add-on is powered by the Cloud9 IDE project, which has been acquired by Amazon in 2016. As of 17 October 2018, the open source development of the Cloud9 Core has been halted.
It became harder to maintain and keep this add-on running. As the world advances, but the C9 does not, so things become incompatible over time.
The point of no longer being able to upgrade parts of the add-on, has come.
Therefore this add-on will no longer receive any updates and is deprecated.
If you are running Hass.io on an amd64 based system, we would recommend changing to the vscode add-on. For other architectures (e.g., Raspberry Pi), we expect to release an alternative add-on.
This add-on is a packaged version of the Cloud9 IDE, tuned for use with Home Assistant. It is designed to allow you to configure and edit your Home Assistant setup straight from the web interface using a useful, pretty and fullblown editor.
The installation of this add-on is pretty straightforward and not different in comparison to installing any other Home Assistant add-on.
- Search for the "IDE" add-on in the Supervisor add-on store and install it.
- Start the "IDE" add-on
- Check the logs of the "IDE" add-on to see if everything went well.
- Surf to your Hass.io instance and use port
- Login using your Home Assistant credentials.
Note: Remember to restart the add-on when the configuration is changed.
Example add-on configuration:
log_level: info ssl: true certfile: fullchain.pem keyfile: privkey.pem packages: - php7-cli init_commands: 
Note: This is just an example, don't copy and paste it! Create your own!
log_level option controls the level of log output by the addon and can
be changed to be more or less verbose, which might be useful when you are
dealing with an unknown issue. Possible values are:
trace: Show every detail, like all called internal functions.
debug: Shows detailed debug information.
info: Normal (usually) interesting events.
warning: Exceptional occurrences that are not errors.
error: Runtime errors that do not require immediate action.
fatal: Something went terribly wrong. Add-on becomes unusable.
Please note that each level automatically includes log messages from a
more severe level, e.g.,
debug also shows
info messages. By default,
log_level is set to
info, which is the recommended setting unless
you are troubleshooting.
debug log levels puts the cloud9 server into debug mode
Enables/Disables SSL (HTTPS) on the IDE. Set it
true to enable it,
The certificate file to use for SSL.
Note: The file MUST be stored in
/ssl/, which is the default
The private key file to use for SSL.
Note: The file MUST be stored in
/ssl/, which is the default
Allows you to specify additional Alpine packages to be installed in your shell environment (e.g., Python, PHP, Go).
Note: Adding many packages will result in a longer start-up time for the add-on.
Customize your IDE environment even more with the
Add one or more shell commands to the list, and they will be executed every
single time this add-on starts.
Adding this option to the add-on configuration allows you to disable
authentication on the IDE by setting it to
Note: We STRONGLY suggest, not to use this, even if this add-on is only exposed to your internal network. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Embedding into Home Assistant
It is possible to embed the IDE directly into Home Assistant, allowing you to access your IDE through the Home Assistant frontend.
Home Assistant provides the
panel_iframe integration, for these purposes.
panel_iframe: ide: title: IDE icon: mdi:code-braces url: https://addres.to.your.hass.io:8321
Known issues and limitations
This add-on is currently in an experimental state, and some features are not implemented yet. Some of the presently known limitations:
- User and project settings are not persistent between add-on restarts.
- Auto-completion is based on file contents and does not yet query Home Assistant.
ZSHis available, but not enabled by default, due to Cloud9 limitations.
Changelog & Releases
Releases are based on Semantic Versioning, and use the format
MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH. In a nutshell, the version will be incremented
based on the following:
MAJOR: Incompatible or major changes.
MINOR: Backwards-compatible new features and enhancements.
PATCH: Backwards-compatible bugfixes and package updates.
You have several options to get them answered:
- The Home Assistant Community Add-ons Discord chat server for add-on support and feature requests.
- The Home Assistant Discord chat server for general Home Assistant discussions and questions.
- The Home Assistant Community Forum.
- Join the Reddit subreddit in /r/homeassistant
You could also open an issue here GitHub.
This is an active open-source project. We are always open to people who want to use the code or contribute to it.
We have set up a separate document containing our contribution guidelines.
Thank you for being involved!
Authors & contributors
The original setup of this repository is by Franck Nijhof.
For a full list of all authors and contributors, check the contributor's page.
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