- Visit Nest Developers, and sign in. Create an account if you don’t have one already.
- Fill in account details:
- The “Company Information” can be anything. We recommend using your name.
- Submit changes
- Click “Products” at top of page.
- Click “Create New Product”
- Fill in details:
- Product name must be unique. We recommend [email] - Home Assistant.
- The description, users, URLs can all be anything you want.
- Leave the “Redirect URI” Field blank
- For permissions check every box and if it’s an option select the read/write option. Note: there are important permissions under the “Other Permissions” category. If you are only adding a thermostat, do not just select the permissions under “Thermostat”. You still need to check the boxes under “Other Permissions” in order to give you access to features like away mode, ETA, structure read/write, and postal code.
- The description requires a specific format to be accepted.
- Use “[Home Assistant] [Edit] [For Home Automation]” as the description as it is not super important.
- Click “Create Product”
- Once the new product page opens the “Product ID” and “Product Secret” are located on the right side. These will be used as
- Once Home Assistant is started, a configurator will pop up asking you to log into your Nest account and copy a PIN code into Home Assistant.
Connecting to the Nest Developer API requires outbound port 9553 on your firewall. The configuration will fail if this is not accessible.
# Example configuration.yaml entry nest: client_id: CLIENT_ID client_secret: CLIENT_SECRET
# Example configuration.yaml entry to show only devices at your vacation and primary homes nest: client_id: CLIENT_ID client_secret: CLIENT_SECRET structure: - Vacation - Primary
Currently there is a single
nest.set_mode service available to switch between
“away” and “home” modes. This service requires a
home_mode param and has an
structure param. While setting “away” mode, an estimated arrival time
can also be set with
- structure (Optional): Structure(s). Default apply to all structures connected with Home Assistant.
- eta (Optional): Estimated Time of Arrival from now.
- eta_window (Optional): ETA window (default is 1 minute).
- trip_id (Optional): Unique ID for the trip. Using an existing trip ID will update that trip’s ETA.
# Example script to set away, no structure specified so will execute for all set_nest_away: sequence: - service: nest.set_mode data: home_mode: away
# Example script to set home, structure specified set_nest_home: sequence: - service: nest.set_mode data: home_mode: home structure: - Building
# Example script to set eta, structure specified set_nest_eta: sequence: - service: nest.set_mode data: home_mode: away structure: - Building eta: 00:10:30 eta_window: 00:05
- If you’re getting rickrolled instead of being able to see your Nest cameras, you may not have set up your developer account’s permissions correctly. Go back through and make sure you’ve selected read/write under every category that it’s an option.