# Home Connect Binding

The binding integrates the Home Connect (opens new window) system into openHAB. By using the Home Connect API it connects to household devices from brands like Bosch and Siemens.

Because all status updates and commands have to go through the API, a permanent internet connection is required.

# Supported Things

# Bridge

The Home Connect API (Bridge Type ID: api_bridge) is responsible for the communication with the Home Connect API. All devices use a bridge to execute commands and listen for updates. Without a working bridge the devices cannot communicate.

# Devices

Supported devices: dishwasher, washer, washer / dryer combination, dryer, oven, refrigerator freezer, coffee machine, hood, cooktop*

* experimental support

Home appliance Thing Type ID
Dishwasher dishwasher
Washer washer
Washer / Dryer combination washerdryer
Dryer dryer
Oven oven
Hood hood
Cooktop hob
Refrigerator Freezer fridgefreezer
Coffee Machine coffeemaker

INFO: Currently the Home Connect API does not support all appliance programs. Please check if your desired program is available (e.g. https://developer.home-connect.com/docs/washing-machine/supported_programs_and_options (opens new window)).

# Discovery

After the bridge has been added and authorized, devices are discovered automatically.

# Channels

Channel Type ID Item Type Read only Description Available on thing
power_state Switch false This setting describes the current power state of the home appliance. dishwasher, oven, coffeemaker, hood, hob
door_state Contact true This status describes the door state of a home appliance. A status change is either triggered by the user operating the home appliance locally (i.e. opening/closing door) or automatically by the home appliance (i.e. locking the door). dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven, fridgefreezer
operation_state String true This status describes the operation state of the home appliance. dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven, hood, hob, coffeemaker
remote_start_allowance_state Switch true This status indicates whether the remote program start is enabled. This can happen due to a programmatic change (only disabling), or manually by the user changing the flag locally on the home appliance, or automatically after a certain duration - usually in 24 hours. dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven, hood, coffeemaker
remote_control_active_state Switch true This status indicates whether the allowance for remote controlling is enabled. dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven, hood, hob
active_program_state String true This status describes the active program of the home appliance. dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven, hood, hob, coffeemaker
selected_program_state String false This state describes the selected program of the home appliance. dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven, hob, coffeemaker
remaining_program_time_state Number:Time true This status indicates the remaining program time of the home appliance. dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven
elapsed_program_time Number:Time true This status indicates the elapsed program time of the home appliance. oven
program_progress_state Number:Dimensionless true This status describes the program progress of the home appliance in percent. dishwasher, washer, washerdryer, dryer, oven, coffeemaker
duration Number:Time true This status describes the duration of the program of the home appliance. oven
oven_current_cavity_temperature Number:Temperature true This status describes the current cavity temperature of the home appliance. oven
setpoint_temperature Number:Temperature false This status describes the setpoint/target temperature of the home appliance. oven
laundry_care_washer_temperature String false This status describes the temperature of the washing program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
laundry_care_washer_spin_speed String false This status defines the spin speed of a washer program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
laundry_care_washer_idos1_level String false This status defines the i-Dos 1 dosing level of a washer program of the home appliance (if appliance supports i-Dos). washer
laundry_care_washer_idos2_level String false This status defines the i-Dos 2 dosing level of a washer program of the home appliance (if appliance supports i-Dos). washer
laundry_care_washer_idos1 Switch true This status indicates whether i-Dos 1 is activated for a washer program of the home appliance. (If appliance supports i-Dos) washer
laundry_care_washer_idos2 Switch true This status indicates whether i-Dos 2 is activated for a washer program of the home appliance. (If appliance supports i-Dos) washer
laundry_care_washer_vario_perfect String true This status defines the vario perfect mode of a washer program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
laundry_care_washer_less_ironing Switch true This status indicates whether less ironing is activated for a washer program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
laundry_care_washer_pre_wash Switch true This status indicates whether the pre-wash is activated for a washer program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
laundry_care_washer_rinse_plus String true This status defines the number of additional rinses of a washer program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
laundry_care_washer_soak Switch true This status indicates whether the soaking is activated for a washer program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
program_energy Number:Dimensionless true This channel provides the estimated energy required in percentage for a program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
program_water Number:Dimensionless true This channel provides the estimated water required in percentage for a program of the home appliance. washer, washerdryer
dryer_drying_target String false This status defines the desired dryness of a program of the home appliance. dryer, washerdryer
setpoint_temperature_refrigerator Number:Temperature false Target temperature of the refrigerator compartment (range depends on appliance - common range 2 to 8°C). fridgefreezer
setpoint_temperature_freezer Number:Temperature false Target temperature of the freezer compartment (range depends on appliance - common range -16 to -24°C). fridgefreezer
super_mode_refrigerator Switch false The setting has no impact on setpoint temperatures but will make the fridge compartment cool to the lowest possible temperature until it is disabled manually by the customer or by the HA because of a timeout. fridgefreezer
super_mode_freezer Switch false This setting has no impact on setpoint temperatures but will make the freezer compartment cool to the lowest possible temperature until it is disabled manually by the customer or by the home appliance because of a timeout. fridgefreezer
coffeemaker_drip_tray_full_state Switch true Is coffee maker drip tray full? coffeemaker
coffeemaker_water_tank_empty_state Switch true Is coffee maker water tank empty? coffeemaker
coffeemaker_bean_container_empty_state Switch true Is coffee maker bean container empty? coffeemaker
hood_venting_level String true This option defines the required fan setting of the hood. hood
hood_intensive_level String true This option defines the intensive setting of the hood. hood
hood_program_state String false Adds hood controller actions to the appliance. The following commands are supported: stop, venting1, venting2, venting3, venting4, venting5, ventingIntensive1, ventingIntensive1, automatic and delayed. Furthermore it is possible to send raw (Home Connect JSON payload) to the home appliance. hood
basic_actions_state String false Adds basic controller actions to the appliance. The following basic commands are supported: start (start current selected program), stop (stop current program) and selected (show current program information). Furthermore it is possible to send raw (Home Connect JSON payload) to the home appliance. dishwasher, oven, washer, washerdryer, dryer, coffeemaker
functional_light_state Switch false This setting describes the current functional light state of the home appliance. hood
functional_light_brightness_state Dimmer false This setting describes the brightness state of the functional light. hood
ambient_light_state Switch false This setting describes the current ambient light state of the home appliance. dishwasher, hood
ambient_light_brightness_state Dimmer false This setting describes the brightness state of the ambient light. INFO: Please note that the brightness can't be set if the ambient light color is set to CustomColor. dishwasher, hood
ambient_light_color_state String false This setting describes the current ambient light color state of the home appliance. dishwasher, hood
ambient_light_custom_color_state Color false This setting describes the custom color state of the ambient light. HSB color commands are supported as well as hex color string e.g. #11ff00. INFO: Please note that the brightness can't be set. dishwasher, hood

# Thing Configuration

# Configuring the Home Connect API Bridge

# 1. Preconditions

  1. Please create an account at Home Connect (opens new window) and add your physical appliance to your account.
  2. Test the connection to your physical appliance via mobile app (Apple App Store (iOS) (opens new window) or Google Play Store (Android) (opens new window)).

# 2. Create Home Connect developer account

  1. Create an account at https://developer.home-connect.com (opens new window) and login.

  2. Please make sure you've added your associated Home Connect account email at https://developer.home-connect.com/user/me/edit (opens new window). You should fill in your email address, which you use for the official Android or iOS app, at Default Home Connect User Account for Testing.
    Screenshot Home Connect profile page

  3. Register / Create an application at https://developer.home-connect.com/applications (opens new window)

    • Application ID: e.g. openhab-binding
    • OAuth Flow: Authorization Code Grant Flow
    • Home Connect User Account for Testing: the associated user account email from Home Connect (opens new window)

      WARNING: Please don't use your developer account username

    Please don't use your developer account username

    • Redirect URIs: add your openHAB URL followed by /homeconnect
      for example: http://192.168.178.34:8080/homeconnect or https://myhome.domain.com/homeconnect
    • One Time Token Mode: keep unchecked
    • Proof Key for Code Exchange: keep unchecked
  4. After your application has been created, you should see the Client ID and Client Secret of the application. Please save these for later.

Screenshot Home Connect application page

# 3. Setup bridge (openHAB UI)

The Home Connect bridge can be configured in the openHAB UI as follows:

  1. Go to the Inbox and press the add button

  2. Choose Home Connect Binding

  3. Select Home Connect API

  4. Setup and save thing

    • client id: your application client id
    • client secret: your application client secret
    • simulator: false
  5. Now navigate to the URL (Redirct URI) you've added to your Home Connect application in the previous step (2.3). For example http://192.168.178.80:8080/homeconnect.

  6. Please follow the steps shown to authenticate your binding. You can redo this step every time. For example if you have authentication problems, just start wizard again.
    Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 1
    Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 2
    Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 3
    Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 4

  7. That's it! Now you can use autodiscovery to add devices. Your devices should show up if you start a device scan in the openHAB UI.

# Examples: File based configuration

If you prefer to configure everything via file instead of openHAB UI, here are some examples.

# things/homeconnect.things

Bridge homeconnect:api_bridge:api_bridge_at_home "Home Connect API" [ clientId="1234", clientSecret="1234", simulator=false] {
    // Thing configurations
    Thing dishwasher dishwasher1 "Dishwasher"  [ haId="SIEMENS-HCS02DWH1-6F2FC400C1EA4A" ]
    Thing washer washer1 "Washer"  [ haId="SIEMENS-HCS03WCH1-1F35EC2BE34A0F" ]
    Thing fridgefreezer fridge1 "Fridge Freezer  [ haId="SIEMENS-HCS05FRF1-7B3FA5EB3D885B" ]
    Thing oven oven1 "Oven"  [ haId="BOSCH-HCS01OVN1-2132B6FA25BA21" ]
    Thing dryer dryer1 "Dryer"  [ haId="BOSCH-HCS04DYR1-3921C766AD5BAF" ]
    Thing coffeemaker coffee1 "Coffee machine"  [ haId="BOSCH-HCS06COM1-2140A8821AE7AB" ]
    Thing washerdryer washerdryer1 "Washerdryer"  [ haId="BOSCH-HCS06COM1-2140A8821AE7AB" ]
    Thing fridgefreezer fridgefreezer1 "Fridge/Freezer"  [ haId="BOSCH-HCS06COM1-2140A8821AE7AB" ]
    Thing hood hood1 "Hood"  [ haId="BOSCH-HCS06COM1-2140A8821AE7AB" ]
    Thing hob hob1 "Hob"  [ haId="BOSCH-HCS06COM1-2140A8821AE7AB" ]
}

# items/homeconnect.items

The channel parameter uses the following syntax: homeconnect:<thing type id>:<bridge id>:<thing id>:<channel type id>. For example: homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:power_state

// dishwasher
Switch                 Dishwasher_PowerState                  "Power State"                       {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:power_state"}
Contact                Dishwasher_DoorState                   "Door State"                        {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:door_state"}
String                 Dishwasher_OperationState              "Operation State"                   {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:operation_state"}
Switch                 Dishwasher_RemoteStartAllowanceState   "Remote Start Allowance State"      {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:remote_start_allowance_state"}
Switch                 Dishwasher_RemoteControlActiveState    "Remote Control Activation State"   {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:remote_control_active_state"}
String                 Dishwasher_SelectedProgramState        "Selected Program"                  {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:selected_program_state"}
String                 Dishwasher_ActiveProgramState          "Active Program"                    {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:active_program_state"}
Number:Time            Dishwasher_RemainingProgramTimeState   "Remaining program time"            {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:remaining_program_time_state"}
Number:Dimensionless   Dishwasher_ProgramProgressState        "Progress State"                    {channel="homeconnect:dishwasher:api_bridge_at_home:dishwasher1:program_progress_state"}

# Home Connect Console

The binding comes with a separate user interface, which is reachable through the web browser http(s)😕/[YOUROPENHAB]:[YOURPORT]/homeconnect (e.g. http://192.168.178.100:8080/homeconnect (opens new window)).

Features:

  • overview of your bridges and appliances
  • send commands to your appliances
  • see latest API requests
  • see received events from the Home Connect backend
  • API request counts

INFO: If you have a problems with your installation, please always provide request and event exports. Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 4

# How To

# Notification on credential error

To get notified when your Home Connect credentials have been revoked or expired you can use the following rule to get notified.

This can happen if

  • your openHAB instance was offline for a longer period or
  • new terms weren't accepted or
  • a technical problem occurred.
rule "Offline check - Home Connect bridge"
when
    Thing "<thingUID>" changed
then
    val statusInfo = getThingStatusInfo("<thingUID>")
    val status = statusInfo.getStatus()
    val statusDetail = statusInfo.getStatusDetail()

    if ((status !== null) && (statusDetail !== null)) {
        logInfo("api_bridge", "Home Connect bridge status: " + status.toString() + " detail: " + statusDetail.toString())
        if (status.toString() == 'OFFLINE' && statusDetail.toString() == 'CONFIGURATION_PENDING') {
            logError("api_bridge", "Home Connect bridge offline.")
            // send push, email, ...
        }
    }
end

# Start program with custom settings

Currently, not all program options of a device are available as items in openHAB. For example, you cannot change the Fill quantity of a coffee maker program. If you wish to start a program with a custom setting, you can send a special command to the item of type basic_actions_state.

INFO: Only for advanced users. You need to know how to use the curl command. Alternatively you you can use the binding UI to trigger the commands.

# 1. Retrieve "special command" payload

You have a couple options to get the program settings payload.

a) You could have a look at the Home Connect developer documentation (https://developer.home-connect.com/docs/ (opens new window)) and create the payload on your own.

b) You could have a look at the request logs and extract the payload from there.

  1. On the physical device, select your desired program with the appropriate options.
  2. Open the appliance section of the binding UI (http(s)😕/[YOUROPENHAB]:[YOURPORT]/appliances) and click the 'Selected Program' button. Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 4
  3. Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 4 Copy the JSON payload. In a further step, this payload will be used to start the program.

# 2. Start program

After you've extracted the desired program command, you can start your program via openHAB rule or through a curl command.

# in rule

Example rule:

rule "trigger program"
when
    Time cron "0 32 13 ? * * *"
then
    homeconnect_CoffeeMaker_BOSCH_HCS06COM1_B95E5103934D_basic_actions_state.sendCommand('{"data":{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Program.Beverage.EspressoMacchiato","options":[{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Option.CoffeeTemperature","value":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.EnumType.CoffeeTemperature.94C","unit":"enum"},{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Option.BeanAmount","value":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.EnumType.BeanAmount.Mild","unit":"enum"},{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Option.FillQuantity","value":60,"unit":"ml"}]}}')
end

Please replace homeconnect_CoffeeMaker_BOSCH_HCS06COM1_B95E5103934D_basic_actions_state with your item name (of channel type basic_actions_state).

# via curl

Example command:

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: text/plain" --header "Accept: application/json" -d '{"data":{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Program.Beverage.EspressoMacchiato","options":[{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Option.CoffeeTemperature","value":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.EnumType.CoffeeTemperature.94C","unit":"enum"},{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Option.BeanAmount","value":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.EnumType.BeanAmount.Mild","unit":"enum"},{"key":"ConsumerProducts.CoffeeMaker.Option.FillQuantity","value":60,"unit":"ml"}]}}' "http://localhost:8080/rest/items/homeconnect_CoffeeMaker_BOSCH_HCS06COM1_B95E5103934D_basic_actions_state"

Please replace homeconnect_CoffeeMaker_BOSCH_HCS06COM1_B95E5103934D_basic_actions_state with your item name (of channel type basic_actions_state).

# FAQ

# I can't start my oven via openHAB.

Some operations are not possible at the moment. You need to sign an "Additional Partner Agreement". Please have a look at: https://developer.home-connect.com/docs/authorization/scope (opens new window)

# I can't switch remote start to on.

The channel of type remote_start_allowance_state is read only. You can only enable it directly on the physical appliance.

# In case of error...

Please check log UI (http(s)😕/[YOUROPENHAB]:[YOURPORT]/homeconnect) and ask for help in the community forum or on github. Please provide request and event exports.
Screenshot Home Connect wizard page 4

# Rate limit reached

The Home Connect API enforces rate limits (opens new window). If you have a lot of 429 response codes in your request log section (http(s)😕/[YOUROPENHAB]:[YOURPORT]/log/requests), please check the error response.

# Error message 'Program not supported', 'Unsupported operation' or 'SDK.Error.UnsupportedOption'

Not all appliance programs and program options are supported by the Home Connect API. Unfortunately you can't use them. You will see error messages like the following in the binding UI (request log):

{
  "error": {
    "key": "SDK.Error.UnsupportedProgram",
    "description": "Unsupported operation: LaundryCare.Washer.Program.Cotton.CottonEco"
  }
}
{
  "error": {
    "key": "SDK.Error.UnsupportedProgram",
    "description": "Program not supported"
  }
}

# How to find the Home Appliance ID (HaID) of my device?

You have two options to find the right HaID of your device.

  1. You can use the openHAB UI and start a scan. Screenshot openHAB UI Scan for new devices
  2. You can use Home Connect binding UI. Please have a look at the first API request. Screenshot Home Connect Binding UI