I’ve started down this home automation rabbithole, have been playing with hass.io for a week now, got a few scrapers working, played with the lovelace interface, hooked into ios devices and got a few notifications working etc. I haven’t bought a single bit of kit yet to plug in other than installing a pi in a central spot in the house. Anyway…
I’ve noticed when I install addons, if they have a link to access thier configuration, clicking into them links to a https:// page usually (pi hole, grafana etc). Now as I understand it, I can only access https:// type addons if I have ssl set up.
If I got that right then following the docs, as I’m using hass.io I have to install duck dns and open my installation to the internet, which is the very last thing I want to do. I’m happy to run home automation, but I have no interest in controlling it over the internet and have some major tinfoil hattery going on around letting the world into my digital life.
What are my options?
Would it be a good idea if by default, this system created itself a local certificate and we didnt have to do anything else unless we want to?
I may have this all completely wrong - I’m only a week in - sorry if I have this all the wrong way round! I’ve been reading a lot and getting more and more confused! Anyway, thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer.