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🏠 HomeAssistant Setup

EcoDash requires HomeAssistant to run. Its purpose is translating the protocols that different smart plugs use into a simple universal HTTP API that EcoDash can use.

  1. Install HomeAssistant: follow this guide. The installation method you choose doesn't matter.
  2. Add your smart energy monitor. Go to Settings -> Devices and Services -> Add Integration -> Choose your device type. Follow this guide for Zigbee devices.
  3. Generate an API Key for EcoDash:
    1. Go to your profile (bottom left of the page - click on your account name)
    2. Scroll to "Long-Lived Access Tokens"
    3. Press "Create token", give it a name and click OK
    4. Copy the token and paste it in a safe place.