how would one go about building an admin frontend?

Steve Gilberd steve at
Fri Jan 11 12:17:38 CET 2019

Why not use an existing solution (e.g. puppet et al)? The capability is
already there, unless you need a GUI.


On Fri, 11 Jan 2019, 21:09 John Accoun, <jsonacc at> wrote:

> I need to provision a large number of linux devices on multiple locations
> and put them all on a VPN.
> Configuring each device manually is too tedious. I was thinking of
> spinning up a server with a small HTTP api to exchange keys and configure
> wireguard on both sides. Then each device would call this server to
> register itself. And while I am a it I thought I could throw together a
> minimal admin ui that I could use for example to manually remove peers.
> I red the 'Web App provisioning Server' which I believe describes a
> possible solution for this use case. But I am confused with the whole data
> storage thing. Where do configuarations live? Are the configuration files
> at /etc/whireguard/ the source of truth? If I edit these when is the list
> of peers refreshed?
> The above mentioned document suggests shelling out to command line tools.
> Is this the recommended way. Does a general purpose library for managing
> wireguard config exist?
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