When you log in, an auth provider checks your credentials to make sure you are an authorized user.
The authentication system has been changed recently. Previously there was a single “API password” to log in, but you can now choose from several auth providers.
To make the transition from API passwords easier, we’ve added a Legacy API Password auth provider. This is enabled by default if you have an API password configured so you will still be able to log in.
However, this feature is deprecated and will be removed in a future release so you should set up one of the newer authentication techniques.
Home Assistant automatically configures the standard auth providers so you don’t need to specify
auth_providers in your
configuration.yaml file unless you are configuring more than one. Specifying
auth_providers will disable all auth providers that are not listed, so you could reduce your security or create difficulties logging in if it is not configured correctly.
Authentication providers are configured in your
configuration.yaml under the
homeassistant: block. You can supply more than one, for example:
homeassistant: auth_providers: - type: homeassistant - type: legacy_api_password api_password: !secret http_password
This is the default auth provider. The first user created is designated as the owner and can create other users.
User details are stored in the
[your config]/.storage directory. All passwords are stored hashed and with a salt, making it almost impossible for an attacker to figure out the password even if they have access to the file.
Users can be managed in Home Assistant by the owner. Go to the configuration panel and click on Users.
This is the entry in
configuration.yaml for Home Assistant auth:
homeassistant: auth_providers: - type: homeassistant
If you don’t specify any
auth_providers section in the
configuration.yaml file then this provider will be set up automatically.
The Trusted Networks auth provider defines a range of IP addresses for which no authentication will be required (also known as “whitelisting”). For example, you can whitelist your local network so you won’t be prompted for a password if you access Home Assistant from inside your home.
When you log in from one of these networks, you will be asked which user account to use and won’t need to enter a password.
The multi-factor authentication module will not participate in the login process if you are using this auth provider.
Here is an example in
configuration.yaml to set up Trusted Networks:
homeassistant: auth_providers: - type: trusted_networks trusted_networks: - 192.168.0.0/24 - fd00::/8
A list of IP address or IP network you want to whitelisted. It accepts both IPv4 and IPv6 IP address or network
You can also assign which users are available to select when user access login page from certain IP address or network.
You can bypass login page if you have only one user available for selection.
homeassistant: auth_providers: - type: trusted_networks trusted_networks: - 192.168.0.0/24 - 192.168.10.0/24 - fd00::/8 trusted_users: 192.168.0.1: user1_id 192.168.0.0/24: - user1_id - user2_id "fd00::/8": - user1_id - group: system-users
First note, for
trusted_users configuration you need to use
user id, which you can find through Configuration -> Users -> View User Detail. The
trusted_users configuration will not validate the existence of the user, so please make sure you have put in the correct user id by yourself.
Second note, a trusted user with an IPv6 address must put the IPv6 address in quotes as shown.
In above example, if user try to access Home Assistant from 192.168.0.1, they will have only one user available to choose. They will have two users available if access from 192.168.0.38 (from 192.168.0.0/24 network). If they access from 192.168.10.0/24 network, they can choose from all available users (non-system and active users).
Specially, you can use
group: GROUP_ID to assign all users in certain
user group to be available to choose. Group and users can be mix and match.
This is a feature to allow you bring back some of the experience before the user system was implemented. You can directly jump to main page if you are accessing from trusted networks, the
allow_bypass_login is on, and you have ONLY ONE available user to choose in the login form.
# assuming you have only one non-system user homeassistant: auth_providers: - type: trusted_networks trusted_networks: - 192.168.0.0/24 - 127.0.0.1 - ::1 allow_bypass_login: true - type: homeassistant
Assuming you have only the owner created though onboarding process, no other users ever created. The above example configuration will allow you directly access Home Assistant main page if you access from your internal network (192.168.0.0/24) or from localhost (127.0.0.1). If you get a login abort error, then you can change to use Home Assistant Authentication Provider to login, if you access your Home Assistant instance from outside network.
The Command Line auth provider executes a configurable shell command to perform user authentication. Two environment variables,
password, are passed to the command. Access is granted when the command exits successfully (with exit code 0).
This provider can be used to integrate Home Assistant with arbitrary external authentication services, from plaintext databases over LDAP to RADIUS. A compatible script for LDAP authentication is this one, for instance. Please note, this will only work when using the Home Assistant Core installation type.
Here is a configuration example:
homeassistant: auth_providers: - type: command_line command: /absolute/path/to/command # Optionally, define a list of arguments to pass to the command. #args: ["--first", "--second"] # Uncomment to enable parsing of meta variables (see below). #meta: true
meta: true is set in the auth provider’s configuration, your command can write some variables to standard output to populate the user account created in Home Assistant with additional data. These variables have to be printed in the form:
name = John Doe
Leading and trailing whitespace, as well as lines starting with
# are ignored. The following variables are supported. More may be added in the future.
name: The real name of the user to be displayed in their profile.
Stderr is not read at all and just passed through to that of the Home Assistant process, hence you can use it for status messages or suchlike.
Activating this auth provider will allow you to authenticate with the API password set in the HTTP component.
homeassistant: auth_providers: - type: legacy_api_password api_password: !secret http_password
api_password is required option since 0.90 release.
Activating this auth provider will also allow you to provide the API password using an authentication header to make requests against the Home Assistant API. This feature will be dropped in the future in favor of long-lived access tokens.
If you don’t specify any
auth_providers section in the
configuration.yaml file then this provider will be set up automatically if
api_password was configured under
Issue 16441: the legacy API password auth provider, won’t be automatically configured if your API password is located in a package. This is because Home Assistant processes the
auth_provider during the
core section loading, which is earlier than the