IFTTT is a web service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, so-called “Applets”. With the IFTTT component, you can trigger applets through the “Webhooks” service (which was previously the “Maker” channel).

Sending events from IFTTT to Home Assistant

To be able to receive events from IFTTT, your Home Assistant instance needs to be accessible from the web (Hass.io instructions) and you need to have the base_url configured for the HTTP component (docs).

To set it up, go to the integrations page in the configuration screen and find IFTTT. Click on configure. Follow the instructions on the screen to configure IFTTT.

Events coming in from IFTTT will be available as events in Home Assistant and are fired as ifttt_webhook_received. The data specified in IFTTT will be available as the event data. You can use this event to trigger automations.

For example, set the body of the IFTTT webhook to:

{ "action": "call_service", "service": "light.turn_on", "entity_id": "light.living_room" }

You can then consume that information with the following automation:

    platform: event
    event_type: ifttt_webhook_received
      action: call_service
    service_template: '{{ trigger.event.data.service }}'
      entity_id: '{{ trigger.event.data.entity_id }}'

Sending events to IFTTT

# Example configuration.yaml entry

key is your API key which can be obtained by viewing the Settings of the Webhooks applet. It’s the last part of the URL (e.g., https://maker.ifttt.com/use/MYAPIKEY) you will find under My Applets > Webhooks > Settings.

Property screen of the Maker Channel

Once you have added your key to your configuration.yaml file, restart your Home Assistant server. This will load up the IFTTT component and make a service available to trigger events in IFTTT.

After restarting the server, be sure to watch the console for any logging errors that show up in red, white or yellow.

Testing your trigger

You can use the Developer tools to test your Webhooks trigger. To do this, open the Home Assistant frontend, open the sidebar, click on the first icon in the developer tools. This should get you to the Call Service screen. Fill in the following values:

Field Value
domain ifttt
service trigger
Service Data {"event": "EventName", "value1": "Hello World"}

When your screen looks like this, click the ‘call service’ button.

Setting up a recipe

Press the New applet button and search for Webhooks.

Choose “Webhooks” as service.

You need to setup a unique trigger for each event you sent to IFTTT.

# Example configuration.yaml Automation entry
  alias: Startup Notification
    platform: homeassistant
    event: start
    service: ifttt.trigger
    data: {"event":"TestHA_Trigger", "value1":"Hello World!"}

IFTTT can also be used in scripts and with data_template. Here is the above automation broken into an automation and script using variables and data_templates.

# Example configuration.yaml Automation entry
  alias: Startup Notification
    platform: homeassistant
    event: start
    service: script.ifttt_notify
      value1: 'HA Status:'
      value2: "{{ trigger.event.data.entity_id.split('_')[1] }} is "
      value3: "{{ trigger.event.data.to_state.state }}"
#Example Script to send TestHA_Trigger to IFTTT but with some other data (homeassistant UP).
    - service: ifttt.trigger
      data_template: {"event":"TestHA_Trigger", "value1":"{{ value1 }}", "value2":"{{ value2 }}", "value3":"{{ value3 }}"}

Additional Channel Examples

Additional examples of using IFTTT channels can be found below.

Channel Description
Manything Automates turning recording ON and OFF based on Home Assistant AWAY and HOME values.