User Management and Authentication

The User Manager in pfSense provides the ability to create and manage multiple user accounts. These accounts can be used to access the GUI, use VPN services like OpenVPN and IPsec, and use the Captive Portal.

The User Manager can also be used to define external authentication sources such as RADIUS and LDAP.

See also

For additional information, you may access the Hangouts Archive to view the February 2015 Hangout on User Management and Privileges, and the August 2015 Hangout on RADIUS and LDAP.

Support Throughout pfSense

As of this writing, not all areas of pfSense hook back into the User Manager.

pfSense GUI:Supports users in the User Manager, and via RADIUS or LDAP. Groups or Users from RADIUS or LDAP require definitions in the local User Manager to manage their access permissions.
OpenVPN:Supports users in the User Manager, RADIUS or LDAP via User Manager.
IPsec:Supports users in the User Manager, RADIUS or LDAP via User Manager for Xauth, and RADIUS for IKEv2 with EAP-RADIUS.
Captive Portal:Support local users in the User Manager, and RADIUS users via settings in the Captive Portal page.
L2TP:Supports users in the L2TP settings, and via RADIUS in the L2TP settings.
PPPoE Server:Supports users in the PPPoE settings, and via RADIUS in the PPPoE settings.