Hi guys,

Are there any plans to implement ANY form of authentication for MQTT protocol.  I would prefer to use MQTT connecting to Home Assistant however I'm not prepared to downgrade the broker to anonymous auth.


On another note, the Home Assistant integration your documentation refers to, does Home Assistant make calls directly to the meter for data or does it go to the cloud?  I suspect direct to the meter considering we point the config to the meter IP address.  Can you please confirm.


Thanks,

Paul


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Hi:

Please let me know the authentification method used in your MQTT broker. we have planned to add the MQTT auth in the firmware.
So appreciate it if you can give us more information about your usage.

I would like to add to the request for an advanced MQTT-Setting since our company would really like to use these energymeters but offline and via MQTT. We have the same problem as psperis has with the authentification. Since we are already using our MQTT-Broker with other sensors a downgrade is not possible. In general not using authentification is not an option.

Hi,

I'm currently using basic password/username on port 1883 for the MQTT authentication.  Currently using the Mosquitto broker which is probably the most common around.  Mosquitto do have a test site (test.mosquitto.org) where you can test out a variety of authentication methods.

I would suggest that commercial or industrial implementations would use an SSL cert, however a good start would be basic user/password as noted above.  I suspect the product would then appeal to a much larger audience.  From there, you could add authentication methods.

Just quietly, I'd also implement some basic authentication for the units web interface as well.



Regards,

Paul

Hi Paul:Thanks for your suggestion.we will plan to implement the MQTT authentification in the future. But it indeed does not have an exact time point now.About the IAMMETER integration in Home assistant, it uses the local API of the energy meter to get the return valuelike this https://www.iammeter.com/docs/integrate-with-PVOutputIt has nothing to do with the IAMMETER-cloud.Yes, it indeed needs to input the local IP of the energy meter.In fact, we had tried many times to submit the PR, in o

Hi Paul:

Thanks for your suggestion.

we will plan to implement the MQTT authentification in the future. But it indeed does not have an exact time point now.

About the IAMMETER integration in Home assistant, it uses the local API of the energy meter to get the return value
like this https://www.iammeter.com/docs/integrate-with-PVOutput
It has nothing to do with the IAMMETER-cloud.

Yes, it indeed needs to input the local IP of the energy meter.

In fact, we had tried many times to submit the PR, in order to support the features that do not include in the first merging, such as "device discovery". But no PR had been merged successfully(into HA.

They are always pending in the stage of "waiting for reviewer"

Hi Paul:
Please let me know the Mqtt authentification method you used in the Home Assistant, maybe we can add it in the debug version shortly.

BR

Hi guys,Are there any plans to implement ANY form of authentication for MQTT protocol.  I would prefer to use MQTT connecting to Home Assistant however I'm not prepared to downgrade the broker to anonymous auth.On another note, the Home Assistant integration your documentation refers to, does Home Assistant make calls directly to the meter for data or does it go to the cloud?  I suspect direct to the meter considering we point the config to the meter IP address.  Can you please co

I would like to add to the request for an advanced MQTT-Setting since our company would really like to use these energymeters but offline and via MQTT. We have the same problem as psperis has with the authentification. Since we are already using our MQTT-Broker with other sensors a downgrade is not possible. In general not using authentification is not an option.

Please refer to https://www.iammeter.com/docs/integrate-with-mqtt-server#22--set-the-username-and-password-of-mqtt

The latest version already supports the authentication of usr/pwd in the MQTT communication.

I would like to add to the request for an advanced MQTT-Setting since our company would really like to use these energymeters but offline and via MQTT. We have the same problem as psperis has with the authentification. Since we are already using our MQTT-Broker with other sensors a downgrade is not possible. In general not using authentification is not an option.

Please refer to https://www.iammeter.com/docs/integrate-with-mqtt-server#22--set-the-username-and-password-of-mqtt

The latest version already supports the authentication of usr/pwd in the MQTT communication.

Hi,I'm currently using basic password/username on port 1883 for the MQTT authentication.  Currently using the Mosquitto broker which is probably the most common around.  Mosquitto do have a test site (test.mosquitto.org) where you can test out a variety of authentication methods.I would suggest that commercial or industrial implementations would use an SSL cert, however a good start would be basic user/password as noted above.  I suspect the product would then appeal to a much lar
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