Home Assistant Connection

Is there any chance that connection or option for a connection can be set-up with a Home Assistant that has been set-up for remote access?

Home Assistant does use a Rest API and web sockets.

There would probably be a number of manual steps on Home Assistant that would have to take place such as creating a SharpTools user, getting long lived access token, setting the domain name that connects to the local instance etc. but most people using Home Assistant are accustom to having to work at it get results.

Anyhow. Thoughts?

Welcome to the community and thanks for the feedback!

What drew you to SharpTools over one of the already available dashboard solutions in the Home Assistant community? (eg. Lovelace, HADashboard, Tile Board)

Thanks!

I’d say more familiarity. I was using SmartThings primarily but have since begun migrating to Home Assistant due to being able to use it locally if there was ever an internet outage. That being said, I’ve become used to SharpTools and like it better than the other options. It runs nicely using fullykiosk on my amazon tablets as well. Also, the ease of configuration (ironic considering HA) is a big plus for me.

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I’ve just started trying out sharp tools as a nice way to make dashboards Quickly and easily. I use Home Assistant and Hubitat. I connect Hubitat to Home Assistant with MQTT. This lets Sharp Tools see everything. ( at least so far ) maybe that will help! Good luck!

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So you can essentially make a sharptools dashboard for home assistant through mqtt?

That’s literally exactly what I’m doing :slight_smile:
Via the Hubitat connection.
I don’t know If it’s better than Lovelace yet, but it’s definitely easier.

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How difficult was it to do? Any helpful links? I’ve set up how assistant but it’s beyond my skills for most things.