Peer names in configuration file possible?

Der PCFreak mailinglists at
Tue Jan 22 12:45:28 CET 2019


this is my first post to this list, so hopefully I don't get anything 
wrong. Excuse me if so.

I don't know if this has ever been mentioned but I am asking myself how 
should I keep track of let's say 1000 Peers in the configuration file of 
a WireGuard server when the config file just shows me the public key of 
the peers to identify them?

Would it be possible to add something like 'identifier' which might or 
might not be unique:

Sample '/etc/wireguard/wg0-server.conf'




For example the command 'wg show wg0-server dump' could then maybe show 
the 'identifier' as column to make things easier?

I am thinking of possibly replacing/migrating a large OpenVPN server 
instance to WireGuard and I am currently thinking about the management of
the peers which on OpenVPN I do do with username/password + OTP. Just 
the public key in the config is not enough in my opinion, a descriptive 
field should be possible.

Also I assume when 'SaveConfig = true' is set in the servers 
configuration file any saves to the file currently remove manually added 
comments so doing it with comments is not a good option.


Peter aka PCFreak

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