Switchbot matter router

How can I link my switchbot matter router to my home assistant instance. I can get the QR code or number from the switchbot app but it is not clear to me what should I do in the home assistant app. Can you point me in the right direction? Do I need a matter dongle in my home assistant box or can I just link them without a dongle?

I was able to install the matter python server container using docker, and add the integration. Alas, I cannot link my switchbot router with home assistant. I was able to link it with Google home, and I also tried linking from home to assistant but it didn’t work. Any suggestions for how to debug this?