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Domoticz Setup, Tips, Hints and Tweaks

Basic Setup:



Change Domoticz web interface port:

Change the www or sslwww port

  • sudo nano /etc/init.d/
    • DAEMON_ARGS=”-daemon -www 8080 –sslwww 443″

Raspberry Pi Setup, Tips, Hints and Tweaks

Grab a fresh copy of Raspbian Jessie Image and write it to SD Card (A non graphical UI installation is fine)

Step 1: Basic Setup/Tweaks

  • sudo raspi-config
  • Option 8: Update the config tool
  • Option 2: Hostname: set as required
  • Option 1: Change User Password
  • Option 4/I2: Change Timezone: set to appropriate timezone
  • Option 7/A1: expand Filesystem
  • Option 7/A3: Memory Split: Set to 16M since we don’t need a graphical environment
  • reboot on exit or ent  “sudo reboot” at the cli

Step 2: Base Updates

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo reboot

Step 3: Update Pi firmware

  • sudo apt-get install rpi-update
  • sudo rpi-update

Step 4:

Upgrading Node.js on the Raspberry Pi

Check the current running version of Node.js:

  • node -v
  • v4.0.0

Update the package repository to use the latest version of Node.js:

Now upgrade Node.js to the latest version:

  • sudo apt install nodejs

Cleanup – You may not need

  • sudo apt-get autoremove

Check version of Node.js running

  • node -v
  • v7.10.o

Domoticz Alexa integration

You can setup Amazon echo to voice trigger any scene/switch/activity in domoticz using HA-bridge (e.g. “Alexa, turn on living room lights” ). I have been using this setup with an amazon echo outside the target market for the echo (In India) and it works beautifully well. The HA-bridge emulates Philips hue devices that is supported natively by the echo


  • An Amazon Echo device
  • A spare RPi/processing capacity on your domoticz box/ any other linux box
  • HA-bridge running on the above mentioned box

I use a spare Gen 2 Rpi B that I had lying unused The rest of the guide assumes that the HA-bridge is running on a separate box


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Mobility Experts: Steps to Create and Import APNS Certificate into XMS Server. | Citrix Blogs

In this Blog, We will go through the steps required to create and Import the APNS (Apple Push Notification Service) Certificate into XMS Server. Pre-Requisites • Login credentials to Apple Push Certificates Portal • Netscaler and XMS Login Details Creating Certificate Request on Netscaler. Overview The purpose of this document is to provide detailed information on creating and downloading a Certificate Request on Netscaler. 1. Login to the Netscaler and Select SSL under Traffic Management on the Left side.  Click on Create RSA Key on the right side as shown below.       2. Enter the Key File name and Key Size as 2048 bits, the PEM Passphrase with other details  as shown below and Click on Create. Make sure you remember this passphrase as we are going to use it while creating .pfx file for the APNS certificate.       3. Under Traffic Management -> SSL and Click on Create Certificate Request on the Right Side as shown

Source: Mobility Experts: Steps to Create and Import APNS Certificate into XMS Server. | Citrix Blogs