Ubiquiti UniFi Integration

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Domotz Ubiquiti UniFi Integration

Remotely monitor your UniFi devices including network switches, WiFi controllers and access points, get device status alerts and access enhanced network management features for certain UniFi devices.

How to set-up the Domotz Ubiquiti UniFi Integration

If you have a Local or a Cloud controller (e.g. on Hostifi) you can unlock advanced features inside Domotz.

Before connecting to your Unifi Controller without using 2FA

Starting from July 2024, MFA will become mandatory for Ubiquity accounts. To maintain the functionality of Domotz integration, you need to create a “Local Admin account” on your Unifi controller.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a local admin account on your UniFi Controller:

  1. Log in to your UniFi Controller using the new interface.
  2. Create a local admin account:
    • Navigate to the Settings section.
    • Select System, then click on the Administration tab.
    • Click on Add New Admin and ensure the Remote Access checkbox is disabled.
    • Enter an email address, username, and set a password after selecting the Set Admin Password checkbox.
    • Make sure to take note of the username and password.
    • Select the Site Administrator role.
    • Click Invite to save the new Admin account.

In Domotz, please use the username of the newly created local admin account along with its updated password.

How to connect your UniFi Controller

The UniFi Controller can be connected via the “Devices External Services”.

As this is feature which as to be enabled per site, in order to configure and enable it you might access any of your ubiquiti device in that specific site.

To do that you might search using the Inventory Dashboard for an Unifi device in that specific site:



and after entering its device view, you might click on the “Device External Services” pen icon which you might find under the Ubiquiti Logo:

Then provide the following information:

Note: Make sure you always enter your port number, like shown in the screenshot below, in case you don’t use the default one.

After that, will be asked to select the sites:

Please note that this integration will work only on devices which can be reached by the Domotz agent on Layer 2, and for devices which reside in VLANs configured in Domotz.
For this reason, devices which reside on Layer 3 Routed Subnets will not be monitored by the Ubiquiti Unifi Integration.

Please note that the UniFi controller must be always online to respond to ARP pings, otherwise the integration won’t work.

Please note that when connecting an external controller it creates a new external host device so it consumes one of the monitored external hosts.

Please note that the Double Factor authentication (2FA) in the controller must be off, otherwise the Domotz UniFi integration won’t be able to authenticate, and it won’t work.

Features

These are some of the additional info/features that you’ll get once the UniFi controller is Connected (Cloud Controller) or Unlocked (Local Controller):

Ubiquiti UniFi AP

  • Reboot
  • Basic information like:
    • firmware
    • model
  • Advanced information like:
    • Monitor signal strength and noise level of APs by channel
    • Monitor signal strength of connected clients
    • Monitor access point traffic/hardware utilization
    • etc

Ubiquiti UniFi Switches

  • On/Off of PoE ports
  • Port Mapping
  • Port PoE consumption

Examples of Ubiquiti/UniFi remote monitoring and management

Ubiquiti UniFi device monitoring by Domotz
Ubiquiti UniFi Device displayed in Domotz
Remote power management for Ubiquiti devices
Remote power management for Ubiquiti device
Radio details of Ubiquiti Device
System details; download, upload, latency for Ubiquiti devices displayed on Domotz app.
System details for Ubiquiti device

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