Home Assistant Community Add-on: UniFi Controller

Again, thanks for your superfast help!

1 & 2:Yep, it’s there.

First I restarted the add-on, and then I also restarted the Pi (the host) just in case.
No change so far. The only thing as of right now that I have changed, is the 8080/tcp to 8085.
Something else is running on 8080 so the addon won’t start with 8080. I’ll figure out what that is and disable it while testing. After that, I’m out of ideas.

Port 8080 was in use by MQTT.
Disabled that, tried all default ports in the addon. No difference, stuck at adopting.

Tried to adopt back in my ordinary controller - worked fine.

Any more suggestions are very welcome :slight_smile:

I uninstalled the addon, Restarted Hass.io, installed the addon and BAM - adoption worked immediately.
Probably something with my port redirections that screwed up when I started and didn’t update when I changed the ports back?

It works now - thanks for your help!

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I can now confirm that it only works (for me) if I don’t alter the 8080/tcp. When I try to use another port (i.e. 8088), it won’t find any APs anymore. Change back and everything works fine.

Now I just need to find out how to make the embedded MQTT-broker use something else than 8080 :slight_smile:


:tada: Release v0.1.1

Full Changelog


  • Adds migration section to README


  • Fixes a typo in the README


  • Upgrades UniFi to v5.8.23
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Hey has anyone been able to get the UniFi Cloud Controller Cloud Access to log in? :slight_smile: Loving this by the way @frenck as I am able to further consolidate machines down! Thank you for the hard work!

Hi I’ve installed addon and trying to install my old config from backup file. But it seems that it’s stucked in starting unifi controller…

Not sure if this is a notification or a cry for help. In case it is the last one, you should provide some data (like logs and stuff) in order for us to be able to help you.

I also had the adoption problem. I restarted the access points, and everything works now.

Anyone know how to handle problems with mongodb? It’s crashing shortly after starting:

This is logged in /usr/lib/unifi/logs/mongod.log within the container:

2018-06-21T21:25:05.872-0700 ***** SERVER RESTARTED *****
2018-06-21T21:25:05.892-0700 [initandlisten] MongoDB starting : pid=2405 port=27117 dbpath=/usr/lib/unifi/data/db 32-bit host=a0d7b954-unifi
2018-06-21T21:25:05.892-0700 [initandlisten] 
2018-06-21T21:25:05.892-0700 [initandlisten] ** NOTE: This is a 32 bit MongoDB binary.
2018-06-21T21:25:05.893-0700 [initandlisten] **       32 bit builds are limited to less than 2GB of data (or less with --journal).
2018-06-21T21:25:05.893-0700 [initandlisten] **       Note that journaling defaults to off for 32 bit and is currently off.
2018-06-21T21:25:05.893-0700 [initandlisten] **       See http://dochub.mongodb.org/core/32bit
2018-06-21T21:25:05.893-0700 [initandlisten] 
2018-06-21T21:25:05.893-0700 [initandlisten] db version v2.6.10
2018-06-21T21:25:05.893-0700 [initandlisten] git version: nogitversion
2018-06-21T21:25:05.894-0700 [initandlisten] OpenSSL version: OpenSSL 1.0.2n  7 Dec 2017
2018-06-21T21:25:05.894-0700 [initandlisten] build info: Linux kishi10 3.2.0-84-highbank #121-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Tue May 5 19:44:15 UTC 2015 armv7l BOOST_LIB_VERSION=1_58
2018-06-21T21:25:05.894-0700 [initandlisten] allocator: tcmalloc
2018-06-21T21:25:05.894-0700 [initandlisten] options: { net: { bindIp: "", http: { enabled: false }, port: 27117, unixDomainSocket: { pathPrefix: "/usr/lib/unifi/run" } }, storage: { dbPath: "/usr/lib/unifi/data/db" }, systemLog: { destination: "file", logAppend: true, path: "/usr/lib/unifi/logs/mongod.log" } }
2018-06-21T21:25:06.001-0700 [initandlisten] waiting for connections on port 27117
2018-06-21T21:25:06.618-0700 [initandlisten] connection accepted from #1 (1 connection now open)
2018-06-21T21:25:06.636-0700 [initandlisten] connection accepted from #2 (2 connections now open)
2018-06-21T21:25:06.707-0700 [conn2] SEVERE: Invalid access at address: 0xf9
2018-06-21T21:25:06.714-0700 [conn2] SEVERE: Got signal: 11 (Segmentation fault).
Backtrace:0x7639be 0x762f6e 0x76300a 0x76728760 0x766c7cec 0x76f2d5e8 0x76f2da3e 0x76f2236a 0x76f225e6 0x76f2e99c 
 bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo15printStackTraceERSo+0x25) [0x7639be]
 bin/mongod() [0x762f6e]
 bin/mongod() [0x76300a]
 /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libc.so.6(+0x25760) [0x76728760]
 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libunwind.so.8(_ULarm_step+0x5b) [0x766c7cec]
 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libtcmalloc.so.4(+0x255e8) [0x76f2d5e8]
 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libtcmalloc.so.4(_Z13GetStackTracePPvii+0x25) [0x76f2da3e]
 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libtcmalloc.so.4(_ZN8tcmalloc8PageHeap8GrowHeapEj+0xb9) [0x76f2236a]
 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libtcmalloc.so.4(_ZN8tcmalloc8PageHeap3NewEj+0x79) [0x76f225e6]
 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libtcmalloc.so.4(malloc+0x13b) [0x76f2e99c]

addon version 0.1.1
HA 0.71.0

Nuking the mongodb databases and letting them get recreated made the problem go away :slight_smile:

rm -rf /usr/lib/unifi/data
mkdir -p /usr/lib/unifi/data/db

Thanks, I’ll try that!

Edit: Didn’t work for me. But for others trying to run embedded MQTT and Unifi add-on in parallell: Change the port on MQTT instead as described here MQTT Embedded broker and websocket

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Thank you Frenck, this is much appreciated and perfectly fits my setup.

However, after installing and setting up following the 11 steps, all my devices have status “Managed by other” (instead of “Connected”) and I am not able to change the name or add them to my network.

Did any have this same problem or did I miss something?

@frenck for some reason I can never get the add-on to start. I’ve tried changing the ports and so far nothing has worked.

  • Do you have a second instance running in your network?

In that case, turn off the second controller

  • Where the AP’s adopted by another device before?

Reset the devices using a the reset button (paperclip, small button on the back, hold for 10 seconds).

Could you please provide some more details? Like not able to start? In that case, the add-on log should have valuable information you could share?

@frenck after installing the add-on and pressing the start button I only see a spinner inside the button then after a few seconds nothing happens. I hit refresh on the log details and there is nothing there. I even changed the log level from info to trace and still nothing is showing up for me. I changed both port 8080 and 8443 to something else hoping that would solve it but the add-on is still refusing to start.

Running on a Pi 3.

Is there anything visible in the system log?
(Hass.io panel -> System tab)

@Frenk Okay I think i see the issue now. I changed the port from 1900 to 1901 and it seems to have started.

18-09-22 15:12:24 ERROR (SyncWeorker_9) [hassio.docker] Can't start addon _a0d7b954_unifi: 500 Servier Error: Internal Server Error ("driver failed programming external connectivity on endpoint addon_a0d7b954_unifi (baadf8fe4e6bc2f7f014ded3ccca313bdda3d926bd81bd5362937af09cd271f3): Error starting userland proxy: listen udp bind: address already in use")

I have installed this addon, but not getting very far. I see no errors in the log just that it is started. Navigating to the URL https://<hass.io>:8443 and I get the prompt to restore an existing backup, select that and I get the message restore is progressing…then nothing.

[s6-init] making user provided files available at /var/run/s6/etc...exited 0.
[s6-init] ensuring user provided files have correct perms...exited 0.
[fix-attrs.d] applying ownership & permissions fixes...
[fix-attrs.d] done.
[cont-init.d] executing container initialization scripts...
[cont-init.d] 00-banner.sh: executing... 
 Hass.io Add-on: UniFi Controller v0.1.1
 Manage your UniFi network using a web browser
 From: Community Hass.io Add-ons
 By: Franck Nijhof <[email protected]>
[cont-init.d] 00-banner.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: executing... 
Log level is set to INFO
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 02-updates.sh: executing... 
INFO: You are running the latest version of this add-on
[cont-init.d] 02-updates.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 10-requirements.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] 10-requirements.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 50-persist-data.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] 50-persist-data.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 60-ssl.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] 60-ssl.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] done.
[services.d] starting services
[services.d] done.
INFO: Starting the UniFi Controller

I can’t see anything in the system log either. Any suggestions?

My log does now contain the error:

OpenJDK Client VM warning: You have loaded library /usr/lib/unifi/lib/native/Linux/armv7/libubnt_webrtc_jni.so which might have disabled stack guard. The VM will try to fix the stack guard now.
It's highly recommended that you fix the library with 'execstack -c <libfile>', or link it with '-z noexecstack'.
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