Syslog


The syslog platform allows you to deliver notifications from Home Assistant to the local syslog.

To enable syslog notifications in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
notify:
  - name: NOTIFIER_NAME
    platform: syslog

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)

Setting the optional parameter name allows multiple notifiers to be created. The notifier will bind to the service notify.NOTIFIER_NAME.

Default value:

notify

facility

(string)(Optional)

Facility according to RFC 3164 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3164). Check the table below for entries.

Default value:

syslog

option

(string)(Optional)

Log option. Check the table below for entries.

Default value:

pid

priority

(string)(Optional)

Priority of the messages. Check the table below for entries.

Default value:

info

The table contains values to use in your configuration.yaml file.

facility option priority
kernel pid 5
user cons 4
mail ndelay 3
daemon nowait 2
auth perror 1
LPR 0
news -1
uucp -2
cron
syslog
local0
local1
local2
local3
local4
local5
local6
local7

For details about facility, option, and priority please consult the wikipedia article and RFC 3164.

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