Firezone acts as a frontend to both the WireGuard kernel module and netfilter kernel subsystem. It creates a WireGuard interface and firezone netfilter table and adds appropriate routes to the routing table. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Firezone UI for WireGuard VPN on Ubuntu 23.10. So, let’s get started.
Checkout the Firezone UI for WireGuard VPN Project Here.
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A system with Ubuntu 23.10 installed and running.
rootaccess to the system.
Server with minimum of 1vCPU and 1GB of RAM.
- A domain with DNS records set and pointing to your server's IP Address.
Install the docker using the apt package manager.
apt install docker.io
Start and enable docker
systemctl enable --now docker
Check Docker service status
systemctl status docker
root@ubuntu:~# systemctl status docker ● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; enabled; preset: enabl> Active: active (running) since Fri 2023-04-21 20:31:43 UTC; 23s ago TriggeredBy: ● docker.socket Docs: https://docs.docker.com Main PID: 3809 (dockerd) Tasks: 9 Memory: 22.8M CPU: 1.359s CGroup: /system.slice/docker.service └─3809 /usr/bin/dockerd -H fd:// --containerd=/run/containerd/cont> Apr 21 20:31:42 ubuntu dockerd: time="2023-04-21T20:31:42.322853594Z" lev>
Check docker version,
root@ubuntu:~# docker --version Docker version 24.0.7 build 24.0.7-0ubuntu3
Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a Compose file to configure your application's services. Then, using a single command, you create and start all the services from your configuration.
curl to download the Compose file into the
curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/v2.17.3/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
root@ubuntu:~# curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/v2.17.3/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0 100 51.9M 100 51.9M 0 0 26.6M 0 0:00:01 0:00:01 --:--:-- 39.5M
Next, set the correct permissions so that the
docker-compose command is executable.
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
To verify that the installation was successful, you can run the following command.
root@ubuntu:~# docker-compose --version Docker Compose version v2.17.3
Create a installation directory for the Firezone,
Using the automatic install script is the simplest method for deploying Firezone using Docker:
bash <(curl -fsSL https://github.com/firezone/firezone/raw/legacy/scripts/install.sh)
Once the script is executed, you will be prompted with a few configurations that you need to input.
Enter the administrator email you'd like to use for logging into this Firezone instance : Enter the email address that will be used as Administrator user access.
Enter the desired installation directory (/root/.firezone) : Enter the complete path to the directory, this will be used to store the Firezone install files. following that, enter the URL that caused the website to load.
Could we email you to ask for product feedback? Firezone depends heavily on input from users like you to steer development.(Y/n) : Choose whether you would like to receive feedback emails to your mail.
Firezone collects crash and performance logs to help us improve the product. Would you like to disable this? (N/y) : Choose whether you want to send Firezone crash and performance logs.
Enter key to continue the installation.
Once the Installation is successfully completed, you will receive logins to the Firezone panel as shown below,
Installation complete! You should now be able to log into the Web UI at https://dev.domainhere.info with the following credentials: DEFAULT_ADMIN_EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org DEFAULT_ADMIN_PASSWORD=xZ9MfN2ZuUbGjz74
Open the URL in your browser and the Firezone UI should load.
dev.domainhere.infowith the actual IP or domain configured on the server.
Login using the credentials provided,
Example of Firezone UI Login Screen:
Now you have successfully installed Firezone UI for WireGuard VPN on Ubuntu 23.10.