Setup MotionEye core integration with Ingress/addon host

As many of you know, Home Assistant Core got updated today. One of the new integrations that was added is MotionEye. This allows you to integrate motioneye cameras without manually configuring them. I saw some people mentioning issues to connect to their instances, including myself. Should be noted that these are instances that are running by home assistant supervisor or OS. I.E: Ingress.

In order to make it connect, you must enable the web interface port in the addon configuration. I havent tried this, but I also disabled ssl as well.
For the integration, leaving a password space empty with throw an error in the integration setup process. You have two options, (that I tried at least). If you dont have a password in MotionEye set, you can enter the user in the user field, and simply hit the spacebar in the password field. It connected fine for me, BUT I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS. This kind of setup is likely to cause errors in the future, as updates are pushed through.
Instead, just create a placeholder password(s) in MotionEye and use those.

For the URL, format it as a regular url, in my case, “http://xxx.xxx.x.x:80
That should be it! Connect and view away! Hopefully this helps!

thanks - would be nice to have a user-friendlier connection to the add-on…

Im sure in time a more friendly config will be deployed. Because the integration is brand new, I’d give it some time to mature and change. Glad this could help!

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Thanks!
Do you have an idea if it’s possible to use it with duckdns and how?

I access my instance https://MY_ADDRESS.duckdns.org:8123 so I’m guessing the port :80 for the addon won’t be accessible from the outer world. Right?

Of course the integration doesn’t find the server :frowning:

I just found this reply which helped me:
Home Assistant Community Add-on: motionEye - #557 by pauldavidkelly

In a nutshell:

  1. Activate the addon, set up admin and user username and passwords.
  2. No need to set motion_webcontrol to true. So I left it at false.
  3. Go to add integration and set your address to http://127.0.0.1:28765/ then the users and…
  4. Pop!
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