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# Bluetooth BlueZ Adapter
This extension supports Bluetooth access via BlueZ on Linux (ARMv6hf).
Please note that at least BlueZ 5.43 is required, while 5.48 or above are not (yet) supported (opens new window) either.
Some settings are required to ensure that openHAB has access to Bluez.
To allow openHAB to access Bluez via dbus you need to add the following entry within your dbus configuration in
<busconfig> <policy user="root"> ... </policy> <policy group="bluetooth"> <allow send_destination="org.bluez"/> </policy> ... </busconfig>
and add openHAB to the "bluetooth" group.
sudo adduser openhab bluetooth
Also, in case you don't want to manually enable your bluetooth adapters with
bluetoothctl, ensure that it's automatically enabled by setting the option
AutoEnable in your
Restart running services for changes to take effect.
systemctl restart dbus systemctl restart bluetooth systemctl restart openhab2
# Supported Things
It defines the following bridge type:
|Bridge Type ID||Description|
|bluez||A Bluetooth adapter that is supported by BlueZ|
If BlueZ is enabled and can be accessed, all available adapters are automatically discovered.
# Bridge Configuration
The bluez bridge requires the configuration parameter
address, which corresponds to the Bluetooth address of the adapter (in format "XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX").
Additionally, the parameter
backgroundDiscovery can be set to true/false.When set to true, any Bluetooth device of which broadcasts are received is added to the Inbox.
This is how an BlueZ adapter can be configured textually in a *.things file:
Bridge bluetooth:bluez:hci0 [ address="12:34:56:78:90:AB", backgroundDiscovery=false ]