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This page describes how openHAB binding can be installed


Bindings are optional packages that can be used to extend functionality of openHAB. By help of bindings openHAB users can e.g. access Asterisk communications software or connect to the KNX Home Automation Bus.

To get an overview, visit the tagged binding list.


openHAB bindings do not need a dedicated installation but three simple steps:

  1. Copy binding package to the respective folder
  2. Configure basic settings for binding
  3. Bind items and rules to the binding

Step 1: Copy binding package to the respective folder

All openHAB bindings are available as pre-packaged jar-files.

Please visit openHAB's download page and download the latest version of the addons-bundle. This bundle download contains all available bindings as individual pre-packages files.

Unzip the bundle package and place all binding you want to use in the folder ${openhab_home}/addons.

Step 2: Configure basic settings for binding

Visit openHAB's WIKI to check which basic configuration settings you can use for the bindings you want to use.

In openhab's configuration file "openhab.cfg" you can set these basic configuration settings.

Step 3: Bind items and rules to the binding

Visit openHAB's WIKI to check how to bind items, actions and rules to the bindings.

That's it!


Ensure the there are no trailing spaces in the openhab.cfg file when adding basic configuration settings. All entries should begin immediately with no formatting.

feature overview


Setup intro

Linux and OS X





User Interfaces



(link to openHAB forum)



Application Integration



A good source of inspiration and tips from users gathered over the years. Be aware that things may have changed since they were written and some examples might not work correctly.

Please update the wiki if you do come across any out of date information.

Binding configurations

Use case examples

Item definition examples

Sitemap definition examples

Collections of Rules on a single page

Single Rules


Syntax highlighting for external editors

Release Notes

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