Clickatell SMS


The clickatell platform uses Clickatell to deliver SMS notifications from Home Assistant.

Get your Clickatell API Credentials

Go to your Clickatell SMS Platform Portal section and create a new SMS integration. There are three screens of information required to creater an integration. Please ensure the following:

  1. Give the new Integration an identification name.
  2. Ensure it is set for ‘production’ use.
  3. Select ‘HTTP’ as your API type.
  4. Ensure that the you select for the messaging type to be ‘one way messaging’.
  5. Be aware of the international number format option as this impacts the structure of the phone numbers you provide.
  6. Once you have completed entering your details an API key is generated. Copy the API key.

To add Clickatell to your installation, add the following to your Home Assistant configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
notify:
  - platform: clickatell
    name: USER_DEFINED_NAME
    api_key: CLICKATELL_API_KEY
    recipient: PHONE_NO

Configuration variables:

  • name (Optional): Setting the optional parameter name allows multiple notifiers to be created. The default value is clickatell. The notifier will bind to the service notify.NOTIFIER_NAME.
  • api_key (Required): Your API key.
  • recipient (Required): Your phone number. This is where you want to send your notification SMS messages. e.g. 61444333444.

To use notifications, please see the getting started with automation page.