Logitech have come up with a compromise for Tiny Tim again this year, rolling back their Scrooge like decision to drop all support for third party hardware on their Harmony Hub. If you wish to continue to use XMPP APIs to link in additional hardware you can opt into a beta program which will enable support again, according to The Register. This seems a wise way to increase the security of the Harmony Hub by requiring an extra step to allow you to add in extra devices; those who do not enable the beta can be sure that only vetted IoT devices can connect to their network while the technically inclined can continue to play with their smart home.
Let's hope next year we are not revisiting this once again.
"That solution is "an XMPP beta program, which will allow access to local controls." In effect, the company has written in a hasty workaround that the tech-savvy can tap to get their systems working."
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