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Nest Driver Configuration

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Installation Process

  • Install the NestThermostat driver in the Elan Configurator.
    1. Climate –> Add New Communication Device –> NestThermostat
  • Enter all Configuration Information into the configurator
    • Client ID / Secret were obtained in Section 3, Step 7 Above
    • Project ID was obtained in Section 4, Step 7 Above
  • Once all configuration information is entered in Elan, Click on Apply. 
  • A Request Key will be generated. 
  • Open default web browser on your PC or MAC, go to
  • Choose Nest from the drop down menu, Paste or type in your Request key exactly as it is in the configurator. Click Submit
  • You be presented with your Google Accounts page allowing you to choose a Google account. This should be the same developer account you configured in Section 2 Step 6 and has control over the Nest Thermostat.

The Google Nest permissions screen will allow you to choose which devices to configure and lets you select devices from multiple homes. You likely want to enable everything, however, you can leave out any feature you do not wish to use with Elan.

  • You will get redirected to another account selection page.
  • You may see a warning screen that says Google hasn’t verified this app since you just set up an un-verified developer workflow. Click Advanced, then Continue
  • Then you will be asked to grant access to additional permissions. Click Allow.
  • Confirm you want to allow persistent access to Elan. 
  • You will now see a page hosted by Innovo asking if you would like to Link account to Elan? Click Link Account to continue.
  • If all went well, you will be sent back to the Innovo page with a confirmation
  • Go Back to the driver in the Configurator and click Get Authorization
  • The Driver will then install all Nest Thermostats attached to the account.
To Add / Change Thermostats, Repeat all the steps in Section 5 starting with Step 4.