Notification Debugging - SSL

If you use the DuckDNS addon, you can only access Home Assistant through SSL. However, you might want to retrieve notification images directly from your HA's local IP. You can solve this by using the NGINX Home Assistant SSL proxy addon in addition to DuckDNS.

Configuration steps:

  • Install NGINX Home Assistant SSL proxy addon
  • Configure as follows:
certfile: fullchain.pem
cloudflare: false
  active: false
  default: nginx_proxy_default*.conf
  servers: nginx_proxy/*.conf
hsts: max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
keyfile: privkey.pem
  • Start the addon, it'll give errors in the log, don't mind those
  • You probably changed the http section of configuration.yaml for the DuckDNS addon, change it to the following:
  use_x_forwarded_for: true
  • Reboot Home Assistant
  • If you set port forwarding in your router, you need to change the destination port from 8123 to 443
  • You can of course keep the source port the same, as long as it forwards to 443

You should now be able to access your Home Assistant instance through both the DuckDNS url and through its local IP, and use the local IP to retrieve notification images.