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Script to automatically add configration for a new peer to a wireguard server. It will then print a QR code to the console that can be used to add the config to the Android or OS X wireguard client.
#!/bin/bash
readonly INTERFACE="wg0"
# Generate peer keys
readonly PRIVATE_KEY=$(wg genkey)
readonly PUBLIC_KEY=$(echo ${PRIVATE_KEY} | wg pubkey)
readonly PRESHARED_KEY=$(wg genpsk)
# Read server key from interface
readonly SERVER_PUBLIC_KEY=$(wg show ${INTERFACE} public-key)
# Get next free peer IP (This will break after x.x.x.255)
readonly PEER_ADDRESS=$(wg show ${INTERFACE} allowed-ips | cut -f 2 | awk -F'[./]' '{print $1"."$2"."$3"."1+$4"/"$5}' | sort -t '.' -k 1,1 -k 2,2 -k 3,3 -k 4,4 -n | tail -n1)
# Add peer
wg set ${INTERFACE} peer ${PUBLIC_KEY} preshared-key <(echo ${PRESHARED_KEY}) allowed-ips ${PEER_ADDRESS}
# Logging
echo "Added peer ${PEER_ADDRESS} with public key ${PUBLIC_KEY}"
# Generate peer config QR code
cat << END_OF_CONFIG | qrencode -t ANSIUTF8
[Interface]
Address = ${PEER_ADDRESS}
PrivateKey = ${PRIVATE_KEY}
DNS = 8.8.8.8 (Your internal DNS server here)
[Peer]
PublicKey = ${SERVER_PUBLIC_KEY}
PresharedKey = ${PRESHARED_KEY}
AllowedIPs = 0.0.0.0/0
Endpoint = example.com:443 (Your external Wireguard endpoint here)
END_OF_CONFIG
@laktosterror
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Hello!
Tried your script, it dont add anything to my "server"-interface. only generating the keys and the QR.

Do you have time to help?

Best regards

@plicit
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plicit commented Apr 20, 2022

I think that this line:

wg set ${INTERFACE} peer ${PUBLIC_KEY} preshared-key <(echo ${PRESHARED_KEY}) allowed-ips ${PEER_ADDRESS}

adds the client Peer info to the live configuration of the running server, which can be confirmed with wg show. It does not touch the persistent /etc/wireguard/wg0.conf file by itself.

If SaveConfig = True is set for the wg server, then when the wireguard ${INTERFACE} shuts down, the live config will be saved to /etc/wireguard/${INTERFACE}.conf

You can also manually export the live config to a file with wg-quick save wg0

https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/wireguard-tools/wg.8.en.html

https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/wireguard-tools/wg-quick.8.en.html

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colemar commented Dec 22, 2022

Thank you for the inspiration.
I believe I made an improved version: wg-peer

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