Temporarily disable integrations in the UI

With more integrations being configured through UI/Config Flow now and a requirement that new ones support it, it’s become much more cumbersome to triage issues by disabling built-in integrations or custom components without losing their configuration. The typical strategy in the past for debugging issues was to comment out suspect integrations in configuration.yaml, which could be done without losing any of the config in YAML, but there’s no equivalent with integrations configured via the UI beyond removing the integration entirely. With integrations that have complicated, multi-page config flows, it’s quite a hassle to remove an integration temporarily just for testing.

Evidently you can hack this by changing the domain: line in .storage/core.config_entries to “xxx-disabled” (or similar), and we already have a list of integrations in the Configuration->Info and in Configuration->Integrations where such an enable/disable option could be located. It would be helpful for users and for folks in the forum/Discord helping other users to be able to easy enable/disable integrations via the UI.

I love this idea… It would be very helpful to have a way in the GUI to turn integrations on and off for troubleshooting just like we could with YAML # … :slight_smile:

This capability was added in 2021.3:


Is there a way in config.yaml to disable an integration (in my case Rachio, who’s API calls are being rate limited by the number of apps I have cross linked) on a regular schedule? i.e. off at 12AM and back on at 9AM, I’m sure I’m missing a super simple config! I know this is not for UI, but I’m hoping that it’s topical enough for this thread of disabling integrations.

I see nothing in the REST API that looks like it would do that: https://developers.home-assistant.io/docs/api/rest/. So I think not.

Thanks Rob! Figured it wouldn’t, but you sometimes never know!

How do I re-enable a disabled integration? Can’t seem to find it anywhere.

Edit: Found it