Can't get HomeKit Binding working


I’m using openHAB 3.3.0 on Windows 10 x64.

I installed HomeKit Binding, added HomeKit Metadata to one item and scanned the QR code with my iPhone 14 Pro with iOS 16.3.1.

Then it’s loading and loading and loading and nothing is happening. Nothing will be found by the Home App.

I tried “Use openHAB mDNS service”, I opened 5353 (Bonjour) and the default HomeKit Binding Port 9123 in Windows Firewall, but it is still not working.

What’s the reason? I can’t find any solution in the internet and documentation of the binding. It seems that it should normally works out of the box.


Hi Sascha,

if you can see openhab bridge in home app on iphone, then the mDNS is working.
the issue is either the ports 9123 (and maybe 9124) or metadata configuration

please make sure both ports are accessible from outside of windows
if it is still not working, please share you metadata configuration