Plugins that have either a platform.schema.json, accessories.schema.json or a config.schema.json file will show like this.
If the plugin does not define their config settings, they will look like this.
And if it is an accessory type plugin, without a definition file.
Note. If a plugin doesn’t have a configuration definition file, it doesn’t mean the plugin is bad. All it means is the plugin developer hasn’t had time to create one, or doesn’t know about them.
As you can see we have tried to make configuring as easy as possiable. Even with undefined configuration settings, we seperate each plugin and accessory so you can’t screw too much up 🙂
Also we have included validation in the fields, that will highlight errors for you. It will catch things like a missing comma and other syntax errors.
The Advanced setion allows you to manually configure HOOBS. This is not recommended, but sometimes it is needed.
Everything can be configured without this screen. But what is cool is, this updates when you change something in other sections.
For example, you add a garage door opener in the Chamberlain plugin section. After you do that you can look at the Advanced section to see what it did.
This section allows you to download a copy of the configuration and logs. You can also download a complete backup which includes your plugins and accessory cache and layout. Simply click the System button. It is recommended to do this before installing plugins or upgrading the system.
HOOBS allows you to restore the system using a HOOBS backup file. To restore click the Select Backup button. Then select a backup (.hbf) file. After your system is restored, your device will reboot.
Warning. This will delete your current configuration.