websocket_api component set up a WebSocket API and allows one to interact with a Home Assistant instance that is running headless. This component depends on the
It is HIGHLY recommended that you set the
api_password, especially if you are planning to expose your installation to the internet.
# Example configuration.yaml entry websocket_api:
For details to use the WebSocket API, please refer to the WebSocket API documentation .
The websocket API provides a sensor that will keep track of the number of current connected clients. You can add it by adding the following to your configuration:
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: websocket_api