apns platform uses the Apple Push Notification service (APNS) to deliver notifications from Home Assistant.
To use the APNS service you will need an Apple developer account and you will need to create an app to receive push notifications. For more information, see the Apple developer documentation.
To enable APNS notifications, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry notify: name: NOTIFIER_NAME platform: apns cert_file: cert_file.pem topic: topic
The name of the notifier. The notifier will bind to the service
The APNS platform will register two services,
This service will register device IDs with Home Assistant. In order to receive a notification a device must be registered. The app on the device can use this service to send an ID to Home Assistant during startup, the ID will be stored in
didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken in the Apple developer documentation for more information about how to obtain a device ID.
This service will send messages to a registered device. The following parameters can be used:
message: The message to send.
target: The desired state of the device, only devices that match the state will receive messages. To enable state tracking a registered device must have a
tracking_device_idattribute added to the
[NOTIFIER_NAME]_apns.yamlfile. If this ID matches a device in
known_devices.yamlthe device state will be tracked.
- badge: The number to display as the badge of the app icon.
- sound: The name of a sound file in the app bundle or in the Library/Sounds folder.
category: Provide this key with a string value that represents the identifier property of the
- content_available: Provide this key with a value of 1 to indicate that new content is available.