1. Get Familiar with the Home Assistant User Interface


New to Home Assistant? Use this guide a simple wizard to understand some basics to the backend user interface.

Basic Features
    1. Overview (aka Lovelace Dashboard)
      1. This is where you will eventually create all of your toggles and view all your custom integrations.
      2. You can create multiple dashboards that are user specific.
      3. Each dashboard uses something called "Cards".
      4. Example: 
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      6. Further Reading: Official Documentation
    2. Logbook
      1. This page is a log for all of your entities that are hooked up to your hub. The logbook keeps track of every event change per entity.
    3. History
      1. This page is a visual representation of all of your entities in a timeline format.
    4. Supervisor
      1. Dashboard
        1. This is a list of add-ons that are currently installed.
      2. Add-on Store
        1. This is a list of add-on software components to work right out of the box with Home Assistant with little to no configuration. 
      3. Snapshots
        1. Snapshots can be very useful. You can create a snapshot in time before you upgrade an add-on or change a configuration file. Create a snapshot and then after it is created, click it and see the types of things you can restore from the snapshot. 
        2. You can also download these configurations locally. This allows you to restore your entire customer configuration on a brand new Home Automation installation. 
      4. System
        1. A simple interface that gives you details about your current system.
    5. Configurations (covering only the basics)
      1. Integrations
        1. Integrations
        2. Devices
        3. Entities
        4. Areas
      2. General
        1. General
          1. General server configuration
        2. Server Controls
          1. Configuration validation
            1. This is great tool that validates your current congiration.yaml file
            2. This will be explained more in the following "Getting Started" tutorials
          2. Server management
            1. You will navigate to this often and choose the restart button. This restarts the Home Assistant service on your service and reloads your configuration files. In some cases rebooting the entire server is necessary. 
        3. Logs
          1. Check this periodically to see if there are any issues with your installation. You can Google the error or search in our forums for help.
        4. Info
          1. This is a basic stats page for your install.
          2. This can be a great resource to jump straight into the documentation of all of your integrations. 
    6. Notifications
      1. A simple notification panel that lets you know if a new device has been connected to if there is an error with a configuration. 
    7. Your User Profile
      1. This is a self explainitoy profile editor. You may adjust the preferences that best fit your needs. 
    Advanced Features
      1. Developer Tools
        1. States
        2. Services
        3. Template
        4. Events
      2. Configuration
        1. Blueprints
        2. Automation
        3. Scenes
        4. Scripts
        5. helpers
        6. Tags
        7. People
        8. Zones
        9. Users
        10. Customizations