Version: 3.2.9

Tuya Binding

This addon connects Tuya WiFi devices with openHAB or compatible systems. The control and status reporting is done on the local network. Cloud access is only needed for discovery and initial connection.

Devices need to be connected to a Tuya account (Tuya App or SmartLife App). Each device has a unique "local key" (password/secret) which needs to be added during thing creation. It is highly recommended to use the discovery feature for that but you can also sniff the local key with a MITM proxy during pairing.

Supported Things

There are two things: project and tuyadevice.

The project thing represents a Tuya developer portal cloud project (see below). project things must be configured manually and are needed for discovery only.

tuyadevice things represent a single device. They can be configured manually or by discovery.


Discovery is supported for tuyadevice things. By using discovery all necessary setting of the device are retrieved from your cloud account.

Thing Configuration


First create and link a Tuya Develop Account:

The next steps are performed in openHAB's Main UI:

Add a project and enter your credentials (username/password, from the app - not your cloud account!) and the cloud project credentials (accessId/accessSecret). The countryCode is the international dial prefix of the country you registered your app in (e.g. 49 for Germany or 43 for Austria). Depending on the app you use, set schema to tuyaSmart (for the Tuya Smart app) or smartLife (for the Smart Life app). The datacenter needs to be set to the same value as in your IoT project.

The thing should come online immediately.

If the thing does not come online, check


The best way to configure a tuyaDevice is using the discovery service.

The mandatory parameters are deviceId, productId and localKey. The deviceId is used to identify the device, the productId identifies the type of the device and the localKey is a kind of password for access control. These parameters are set during discovery. If you want to manually configure the device, you can also read those values from the cloud project above.

For line powered device on the same subnet ip address and protocol version are automatically detected. Tuya devices announce their presence via UDP broadcast packets, which is usually not available in other subnets. Battery powered devices do not announce their presence at all. There is no clear rule how to determine if a device has protocol 3.3 or 3.1. It is recommended to start with 3.3 and watch the log file if it that works and use 3.1 otherwise.

Note: Support for protocol 3.1 is considered experimental. In case something is not working, please open an issue on GitHub and add TRACE level logs.


Channels are added automatically based on device schemas on first startup. The binding first tries to get it from a database of known device schemas. If no schema is found a schema retrieved from the cloud during discovery is used (if applicable).

The device will change to OFFLINE status if no device schema could be determined.

Channels can also be added manually. The available channel-types are color, dimmer, number, string and switch. Depending on the channel one or more parameters are available. If a schema is available (which should be the case in most setups), these parameters are auto-configured.

All channels have at least the dp parameter which is used to identify the channel when communication with the device.

Type color

The color channel has a second (optional) parameter dp2. This parameter identifies the ON/OFF switch that is usually available on color lights.

Type dimmer

The dimmer channel has two additional mandatory (min and max) and one (optional) parameter dp2. The min and max parameters define the range allowed for controlling the brightness (most common are 0-255 or 10-1000). The dp2parameter identifies the ON/OFF switch that is usually available on dimmable lights.

Type number

The number channel has two additional mandatory (min and max) parameters. The min and max parameters define the range allowed (e.g. 0-86400 for turn-off "countdown").

Type string

The string channel has one additional (optional) parameter range. It contains a comma-separated list of command options for this channel (e.g. white,colour,scene,music for the "workMode" channel).