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Home Assistant Community Add-on: MQTT Server & Web client

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Mosquitto MQTT Server bundled with Hivemq's web client.

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Deprecation warning

This add-on is in a deprecated state!

This add-on is now deprecated. We highly recommend on switching to the official Home Assistant Mosquitto add-on as an alternative.

This add-on will soon be removed from the add-on store.

About

This add-on combines the power of Hivemq's web-based MQTT client, and the powerful Mosquitto broker (MQTT Server). With this, you can host your own MQTT server, and inspect/publish messages using the built-in web client!

Key features

  • The Hivemq web service can connect to a WebSocket enabled MQTT Server, it will enable you to see or post messages to specific topics easily.
  • The Mosquitto broker has multi-user support with ACL! This allows you to limit the access of an MQTT user to a specific topic.
  • With the ACL support, you can have a separate user for every device that connects to your MQTT server.
  • You can also have read-only users that cannot post messages.

ACL = access control list.

Installation

The installation of this add-on is pretty straightforward and not different in comparison to installing any other Home Assistant add-on.

  1. Add our Hass.io add-ons repository to your Hass.io instance.
  2. Install the "MQTT Server & Web client" add-on.
  3. Start the "MQTT Server & Web client" add-on
  4. Configure the "MQTT Server & Web client" add-on
  5. Check the logs of the "MQTT Server & Web client" add-on to see if everything went well.
  6. Click "OPEN WEB UI" to open the Web client.
  7. Log in with your Home Assistant user (You can skip this if you are using ingress).

NOTE: Starting the add-on might take a couple of minutes (especially the first time starting the add-on).

NOTE: Do not add this repository to Hass.io, please use: https://github.com/hassio-addons/repository.

Docker status

Supports armhf Architecture Supports aarch64 Architecture Supports amd64 Architecture Supports i386 Architecture

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Home Assistant configuration example

Notes

Remember to restart the add-on when the configuration is changed.

If you are moving from the official add-on to this one, make sure that you change the broker: in your configuration from core-mosquitto to a0d7b954-mqtt.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
mqtt:
  broker: a0d7b954-mqtt
  username: !secret mqtt_username
  password: !secret mqtt_password
  client_id: home-assistant

Add-on configuration example

Note: Remember to restart the add-on when the configuration is changed.

Example add-on configuration:

ssl: true
certfile: fullchain.pem
keyfile: privkey.pem
broker: true
allow_anonymous: false
mqttusers:
  - username: MarryPoppins
    password: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    readonly: true
    topics:
      - cmnd/

Note: This is just an example, don't copy and paste it! Create your own!

Option: log_level

The 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, the log_level is set to info, which is the recommended setting unless you are troubleshooting.

Option ssl

Enables/Disables SSL.

When this is enabed it will:

  • Run the webclient over HTTPS.
  • Enable port 4883 (MQTT with SSL) on the broker.
  • Enable port 4884 (Websockets with SSL) on the broker.

Option: certfile

The certificate file to use for SSL.

Note: The file MUST be stored in /ssl/, which is the default

Option: keyfile

The private key file to use for SSL.

Note: The file MUST be stored in /ssl/, which is the default

Option broker

This will enable the mosquitto broker that ships with this addon.

Setting this to false will disable that broker.

Option allow_anonymous

Set this to true if you need to enable anonymous authentication on the broker. NB!: It is NOT a good idea having this enabled

Option group mqttuser


The following options are for the option group: mqttuser, And are only applicable if the broker is enabled in this add-on.

if you have allow_anonymous set to false you need at least one user.

Option mqttuser: username

Username for authenticating with the MQTT Server of this add-on.

Setting a username/password can be added as an extra line of defense, to prevent users from using your installation for themselves.

This option is HIGHLY recommended in case you expose this add-on to the outside world.

Note: This option support secrets, e.g., !secret mqtt_broker_username1.

Option mqttuser: password

Password for authenticating with the MQTT Server of this add-on.

Note: This option support secrets, e.g., !secret mqtt_broker_password1.

Option mqttuser: readonly

A flag to set user permission to readonly for the specified topics.

Option mqttuser: topics

A list of topics available to the user. Wildcards like # and + are supported.

Option: i_like_to_be_pwned

Adding this option to the add-on configuration allows to you bypass the HaveIBeenPwned password requirement by setting it to true.

Note: We STRONGLY suggest picking a stronger/safer password instead of using this option! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Option: leave_front_door_open

Adding this option to the add-on configuration allows you to disable authentication on the Web Terminal by setting it to true and leaving the username and password empty.

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 web client of this add-on directly into Home Assistant, allowing you to access your the web client of this add-on through the Home Assistant frontend.

The easiest way to enable this is by toggeling the "Show in Sidebar" switch. This will not work if you have disabled ingress.

Embedding using panel_iframe

This will not work if you are using ingress. To disable ingress add a port in the Network configuration (example 5713) to the rigth of 80/tcp in the "disabled" field, after adding that hit "SAVE" then restart.

Example configuration:

panel_iframe:
  mqtt:
    title: MQTT
    icon: mdi:code-brackets
    url: https://addres.to.your.hass.io:5713

Custom configuration

If you want to add additional custom configuration to the mosquitto broker Create a directory named mqtt in /config and put a file named mosquitto.conf inside it, add the configuration you want to that file and it will be added next time you restart the addon.

Known issues

nginx: [alert] detected a LuaJIT version which is not OpenResty's;
many optimizations will be disabled and performance will be compromised

This will show in the log on every startup, this is expected and can be ignored.

Changelog & Releases

This repository keeps a change log using GitHub's releases functionality. The format of the log is based on Keep a Changelog.

Releases are based on Semantic Versioning, and use the format of 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.

Support

Got questions?

You have several options to get them answered:

You could also open an issue here GitHub.

Contributing

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 Joakim Sørensen.

For a full list of all authors and contributors, check the contributor's page.

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License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2018-2020 Joakim Sørensen

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