Do I need SSL enabled in order to get notifications away from home

I am curious if one needs to enable access from outside network in order to receive notifications through the HASS iOS app. For example if my wife arrives home… or let us know that the leave home automation has run and the house is locked, powered down etc.

I have it enabled and working and notifying, but not sure if I need to expose my network for that functionality. Or just use a HomeKit device to do the notifying outside of home if i have that option? I don’t really need to adjust anything while I am away at this point in my simple setup as it exists today. Other than check if my doors are indeed locked if I choose.

no you don’t need it to receive regular notifications only if you want to use Actionable notifications

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