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Simple Web based configuration generator for WireGuard

Simple Web based configuration generator for WireGuard

Wg Gen Web

Simple Web based configuration generator for WireGuard.

Why another one ?

All WireGuard UI implementations are trying to manage the service by applying configurations and creating network rules.
This implementation only generates configuration and its up to you to create network rules and apply configuration to WireGuard.
For example by monitoring generated directory with inotifywait.

The goal is to run Wg Gen Web in a container and WireGuard on host system.

Features

  • Self-hosted and web based
  • Automatically select IP from the netowrk pool assigned to client
  • QR-Code for convenient mobile client configuration
  • Enable / Disable client
  • Generation of wg0.conf after any modification
  • Dockerized
  • Pretty cool look

wg-gen-web_screenshot

Running

Docker

The easiest way to run Wg Gen Web is using the container image

docker run --rm -it -v /tmp/wireguard:/data -p 8080:8080 -e "WG_CONF_DIR=/data" vx3r/wg-gen-web:latest

Docker compose snippet

version: '3.6'
services:
  wg-gen-web:
    image: vx3r/wg-gen-web:latest
    container_name: wg-gen-web
    restart: unless-stopped
    expose:
      - "8080/tcp"
    environment:
      - WG_CONF_DIR=/data
      - WG_INTERFACE_NAME=wg0.conf
      - SMTP_HOST=smtp.gmail.com
      - SMTP_PORT=587
      - [email protected]
      - SMTP_PASSWORD="*************"
      - SMTP_FROM="Wg Gen Web <[email protected]>"
    volumes:
      - /etc/wireguard:/data

Please note that mapping /etc/wireguard to /data inside the docker, will erase your host's current configuration.
If needed, please make sure to backup your files from /etc/wireguard.

A workaround would be to change the WG_INTERFACE_NAME to something different, as it will create a new interface (wg-auto.conf for example), note that if you do so, you will have to adapt your daemon accordingly.

Directly without docker

Fill free to download latest artefacts from my GitLab server:

Put everything in one directory, create .env file with all configurations and run the backend.

Automatically apply changes to WireGuard

Using systemd

Using systemd.path monitor for directory changes see systemd doc

# /etc/systemd/system/wg-gen-web.path
[Unit]
Description=Watch /etc/wireguard for changes

[Path]
PathModified=/etc/wireguard

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

This .path will activate unit file with the same name

# /etc/systemd/system/wg-gen-web.service
[Unit]
Description=Restart WireGuard
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/usr/bin/systemctl restart [email protected]

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Which will restart WireGuard service

Using inotifywait

For any other init system, create a daemon running this script

#!/bin/sh
while inotifywait -e modify -e create /etc/wireguard; do
  wg-quick down wg0
  wg-quick up wg0
done

How to use with existing WireGuard configuration

After first run Wg Gen Web will create server.json in data directory with all server informations.

Feel free to modify this file in order to use your existing keys

What is out of scope

  • Generation or application of any iptables or nftables rules
  • Application of configuration to WireGuard by Wg Gen Web itself

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