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Quick Setup an openHAB Server

Thomas Dietrich edited this page Dec 24, 2016 · 24 revisions

Attention: openHAB 2.0 documentation page

ℹ Please find all documentation for openHAB 2 under

The wiki page here contains (outdated) documentation for the older openHAB 1.x version. Please be aware that a lot of core details changed with openHAB 2.0 and this wiki as well as all tutorials found for openHAB 1.x might be misleading. Check for more details and consult the community forum for all remaining questions.

Introduction to setting up openHAB 1.x

openHAB is a highly configurable and very versatile Home Automation solution.

Though it does have a bit of a learning curve, it is worth the time and effort required. Whilst it can be very quick to setup if you know what you are doing. It is recommended you browse this wiki, visit the community forum and watch a talk or two to get a good idea of what you will be installing before you actually do.

Talks on You Tube
Install guides

After installation, you then continue to Configuring-the-openHAB-runtime


Please refer to the openHAB Community Forum if you are stuck, need help or have any requests or ideas. Github Issues are for bug reports.

Though as is good practice on any community, please use the search button before blindly posting a question. As chances are, your question has been asked (and answered) before.

Don't forget to be polite, remembering that the people who make openHAB are doing so for free :)

Have fun with openHAB!

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Please update the wiki if you do come across any out of date information.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