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Always reload after a successful re-auth flow

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Always reload after successful reauthentication

To update and reload the entry after a successful reauthentication flow, the helper async_update_reload_and_abort can be used. The default behavior of the helper has been changed. By default the entry will always reload if the helper is called. If an entry needs reauthentication, it is not always needed to update the entry if an account was temporary disabled or an API-key was temporary disallowed.

For cases where reloading is not wanted in case the entry is not changed, the reload_even_if_entry_is_unchanged=False parameter can be passed to the helper.

More about this helper can be found here here.


class OAuth2FlowHandler(
config_entry_oauth2_flow.AbstractOAuth2FlowHandler, domain=DOMAIN
"""Config flow to handle OAuth2 authentication."""

reauth_entry: ConfigEntry | None = None

async def async_step_reauth(self, user_input=None):
"""Perform reauth upon an API authentication error."""
self.reauth_entry = self.hass.config_entries.async_get_entry(
return await self.async_step_reauth_confirm()

async def async_step_reauth_confirm(self, user_input=None):
"""Dialog that informs the user that reauth is required."""
if user_input is None:
return self.async_show_form(
return await self.async_step_user()

async def async_oauth_create_entry(self, data: dict) -> dict:
"""Create an oauth config entry or update existing entry for reauth."""
if self.reauth_entry:
# Only reload if the entry was updated
return self.async_update_reload_and_abort(
return await super().async_oauth_create_entry(data)