One-Time Password (OTP)

The otp integrationIntegrations connect and integrate Home Assistant with your devices, services, and more. [Learn more] generates One-Time Passwords according to RFC6238 that is compatible with most OTP generators available, including Google Authenticator. You can use this when building custom security solutions and want to use “rolling codes”, that change every 30 seconds.


To add the One-Time Password (OTP) integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

Generating a token

A simple way to generate a token for a new sensor is to run this snippet of Python code in your Home Assistant virtual environment:

$ pip3 install pyotp
$ python3 -c 'import pyotp; print("Token:", pyotp.random_base32())'

To run in a Docker container:

$ docker exec -it home-assistant python -c 'import pyotp; print("Token:", pyotp.random_base32())'

Copy and paste the token into your Home Assistant configuration and add it to your OTP generator. Verify that they generate the same code.


It is vital that your system clock is correct both on your Home Assistant instance and on your OTP generator device (e.g., your phone). If not, the generated codes will not match! Make sure NTP is running and syncing your time correctly before creating an issue.