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Version information

  • 99.99.99 (latest)
  • 0.3.1
  • 0.3.0 (deleted)
released Aug 18th 2021
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 2.7.0 < 5.0.0
This module has been deprecated by its author since Aug 18th 2021.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested andeman-opnsense as its replacement.

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fraenki/opnsense — version 99.99.99 Aug 18th 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This module is no longer maintained, efforts have shifted to the excellent puppet/opnsense module!

Table of Contents


This is a collection of providers and facts to manage OPNsense firewalls.

NOTE: This is NOT related to the OPNsense project in any way. Do NOT ask the OPNsense developers for support.

Module Description

This is intended to be a growing collection of providers and facts. In its current state it provides the following features:

  • opnsense_user: a provider to manage OPNsense users
  • opnsense_group: a provider to manage OPNsense groups
  • opnsense_version: facts to gather OPNsense version information

Of course, it would be desirable to have a provider for cronjobs too. Contributions are welcome! :-)


Create a user

This will create a user, but does not grant any permissions.

opnsense_user { 'user001':
  ensure   => 'present',
  password => '$1$dSJImFph$GvZ7.1UbuWu.Yb8etC0re.',
  comment  => 'opnsense test user',

In our next example the user will have shell access (SSH) to the box and full access to the webGUI.

opnsense_user { 'user001':
  ensure         => 'present',
  password       => '$1$dSJImFph$GvZ7.1UbuWu.Yb8etC0re.',
  comment        => 'opnsense test user',
  privileges     => [ 'user-shell-access', 'page-all' ],
  authorizedkeys => [
    'ssh-rsa AAAAksdjfkjsdhfkjhsdfkjhkjhkjhkj',
    'ssh-rsa AAAAksdjfkjsdhfkjhsdfkjhkjhkjhkj',

Create a group

This will create a fully functional group:

opnsense_group { 'group001':
  ensure  => 'present',
  comment => 'opnsense test group',

In this example the group will inherit privileges to its members:

opnsense_group { 'group001':
  ensure     => 'present',
  comment    => 'opnsense test group',
  privileges => [ 'user-shell-access', 'page-all' ],

NOTE: The providers are NOT aware of privilege inheritance, see Limitations for details.

Deleting resources

This provider does NOT purge unmanaged resources. So you need to define a resource as 'absent' if you want it to be removed:

opnsense_user { 'user001':
  ensure   => 'absent',
  password => '$1$dSJImFph$GvZ7.1UbuWu.Yb8etC0re.',

opnsense_group { 'group001':
  ensure  => 'absent',

OPNsense facts

opnsense => true
opnsense_version => 16.7.a_52-e82bcae6e
opnsense_major => 16
opnsense_minor => 7
opnsense_patchlevel => a_52
opnsense_revision => e82bcae6e


Feature overview


  • base provider, includes common functions
  • read/write config.xml, clear cache, config revisions


  • user management
  • ssh key management
  • user privilege management
  • account expiry


  • group management
  • group privilege management

Additional user parameters

To set an account expiration date:

expiry => '2014-08-01'

To remove expiry date, set it to absent:

expiry => 'absent'


You must specify user/group privileges by using the internal OPNsense names. The provider will not even try to validate privilege names, because OPNsense silently ignores invalid privileges.

A complete list of OPNsense privileges is available from the OPNsense repository:

Known limitations

You need to be aware of the following limitations:

  • No safety net. If you delete the root user your OPNsense firewall is lost.
  • User/group providers are NOT aware of group privilege inheritance.
  • The indention of config.xml will be changed. Prepare for a huge diff when making changes.
  • Removing all unmanaged resources (purge => true) is NOT supported.


Please use the github issues functionality to report any bugs or requests for new features. Feel free to fork and submit pull requests for potential contributions.


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