The user manager of OPNsense allows for controlling access to the different part (pages) of the configurator as well as controlling access to particular services on a per user bases.
OPNsense offers integration with external servers for services that require user authentication. These services include:
- Captive Portal
Integrated into OPNsense are the Local User Database and Voucher Server. The Voucher Server is intended to be used with the Captive portal.
External service currently supported are:
- LDAP (OpenLDAP, MS Active Directory, Novell eDirectory)
Users, Groups & Privileges¶
When using the local user manager, either stand alone or on combination with an external authentication server one can define groups to combine a set of privileges for a specific user group. A user should be an individual, a group needs to be specific in such a way that anyone of that group can be granted the same access rights, called privileges.
Authentication services can be configured using the settings in. This includes both local accounts and remote authentication.
By default, OPNsense GUI login will use local accounts. This can be changed, however, by going to, scrolling down to the “Authentication” group, and changing the ‘Server’ option.
Local account configuration¶
Settings for handling login via local accounts can be set by going to, then clicking the ‘Edit’ icon (a pencil) for ‘Local Database’. Here, you can improve security of local user accounts by setting password length and complexity constraints.
An overview of available settings:
|Policy||Enable password policy constraints.|
|Duration||[Policy] Password duration, optionally define how often the user should change his or her password.|
|Length||[Policy] Minimum password length to require.|
|Complexity||[Policy] Enforce password complexity checks.|