Apple Homekit Pin are changed after reboot

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bjartea
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Apple Homekit Pin are changed after reboot

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I am running Razberry on a Pi4 with the latest raspbian. After upgrading zwayserver from 3.1.3 to 3.1.4 the Apple Homekit Gate does not work anymore. The pin code changes every time I click save in the configuration or whenever I reboot the machine. Seems to be identical to the old issue discussed in this thread: https://forum.z-wave.me/viewtopic.php?t=25756
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PoltoS
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Re: Apple Homekit Pin are changed after reboot

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Indeed the PIN is generated on each save. You can get the PIN code from events log or from the app settings (just click Cancel instead of Save)
bjartea
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I can live with hitting cancel, but a pin code change on every reboot is a bit more challenging to relate to :-)
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PoltoS
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Well, you need it only once ;) Indeed, we will think if we can make it constant
gabe
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Re: Apple Homekit Pin are changed after reboot

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Is there a way to fix it manually, after the initial pairing?
The situation now:
1. add integration to Home Assistant, discovers it nicely
2. reboot, etc. - HomeKit PIN changes, Home Assistant can no longer communicate nor discover RaZberry :-(

There seems to be a process with an iOS device to unregister it and have it discoverable again. But w/out an iOS device the only option is to do uninstall and re-install the Apple HomeKit Gate.

Any other means less rigorous to have it discoverable again, other than preventing the change of the PIN?
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PoltoS
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Why Home Assistant is discovering RaZberry via HomeKit? The PIN is used only during pairing. Then it does not affect communications.
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