Discord


The Discord service is a platform for the notify component. This allows components to send messages to the user using Discord.

In order to get a token you need to go to the Discord My Apps page and create a new application. Once the application is ready, create a bot user (Create a Bot User).

Retreive the Client ID from the information section and the (hidden) Token of your bot for later.

When setting up the application you can use this icon.

To use Discord notifications, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
notify:
  - platform: discord
    token: YOUR_DISCORD_BOT_TOKEN

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)The notifier will bind to the service notify.NAME.

Default value: notify

token

(string)(Required)Your bot’s token.

Setting up the bot

Bots can only send messages to servers or attach local available images. To add the bot to a server you are an admin on, get the details of the bot from the Discord My Apps page.

Now use the Discord Authorization page with the Client ID of your bot.

https://discordapp.com/api/oauth2/authorize?client_id=[CLIENT_ID]&scope=bot&permissions=0

Wait for the confirmation which should say “Authorized”.

Once the bot has been added to your server, get the channel ID of the channel you want the bot to operate in. In The Discord application go to Settings > Appearance > Check developer mode.

Right click channel name and copy the channel ID (Copy ID).

This channel ID has to be used as the target when calling the notification service. Multiple channel IDs can be specified, across multiple servers.

Example service payload

{
  "message": "A message from Home Assistant",
  "target": [
    "1234567890",
    "0987654321"
  ],
  "data": {
    "images": [ 
      "/tmp/garage_cam.jpg"
    ]
  }
}

Notes

For more information about creating and authorizing bots, visit the OAuth2 information page

To use notifications effectively, please see the getting started with automation page.