There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:
Home Assistant offers UniFi integration through Configuration -> Integrations -> UniFi Controller. Follow the instructions to get it set up.
The user needs administrator privileges in order to control switches.
All configuration options are offered from the front end. Enter what UniFi integration you want to change options on and press the cog wheel.
The UniFi controller allows you to create multiple users on it besides the main administrator. If all you want to use is the device tracker then it is recommended that you create a limited user that has
read-only permissions for the UniFi device tracker. If you want blocking of network access or POE control as well you would need to have ‘admin’ permissions.
For UniFi OS a local-only user needs to be created. A user who uses the Ubiquiti cloud will not work. You can do this in the manage users section on the UniFi OS dashboard. Make sure to give it the right permissions for the functions you want to use.
The UniFi controller can either be a dedicated hardware device (UniFi’s cloud key), or as software on any Linux system. If you run the UniFi controller on the same operating system as Home Assistant there may be conflicts in ports if you have the MQTT integration as well.
It is recommended that you run the UniFi controller in a dedicated virtual machine to avoid that situation.
Presence detection depends on accurate time configuration between Home Assistant and the UniFi controller.
If Home Assistant and the UniFi controller are running on separate machines or VMs ensure that all clocks are synchronized. Failing to have synchronized clocks will lead to Home Assistant failing to mark a device as home.
Allow control of network access to clients configured in the integration options by adding MAC addresses. Items in this list will have a Home Assistant switch created, using the UniFi Device name, allowing for blocking and unblocking.
Entities appear automatically for each connected POE client. If no POE client device is in operation, no entity will be visible. Note: UniFi infrastructure devices such as access points and other switches are not (yet) supported, even if they are powered over ethernet themselves.
Note that POE control actually configures the network port of the switch which the client is connected to.
Get entities reporting receiving and transmitting bandwidth per network client.
If you have problems with UniFi or the integration you can add debug prints to the log.
logger: default: info logs: aiounifi: debug homeassistant.components.unifi: debug homeassistant.components.device_tracker.unifi: debug homeassistant.components.switch.unifi: debug