Help make unifi-pfsense a package
- make the unifi-pfsense a package. This allows pfsense to run a unify controller for access points directly on the pfsense system
I'm a home user who has an SG-3100 and ubiquiti AP. I got everything working using the unify android application. But I did a fair amount of research before hand to see if I could get the controller running on the sg-3100. It seems possible though I have not tried it. I think it would be an excellent addition as a pfsense package. Not essential for for immediate needs, but I definitely could see this being useful for others.
No idea as I don't know what's involved with the packaging. It seems the project developer already has it basically working as a script. Work would just be needed to make it friendly packaging.
Why reinvent the wheel, the Unifi controller runs on Linux rather than FreeBSD that pfSense runs.
Just buy a Raspberry Pi or run it under Docker if you have a NAS.
pfSense is a firewall not an appliance.
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UniFi runs just fine on FreeBSD, and Windows, as well as Linux.
The script does work on amd64 builds of PfSense, but I would not recommend running it on your firewall. It can cause package issues that will trash the box, especially on upgrade. The SG-3100 is arm, and that's another can of worms. If you are a home user, just run it on a workstation when you need to make changes. If you want it running all the time, you could take NogBad's suggestion and run it on a Pi, or on a NAS.
As mentioned. I have no need for it. The android app from Unifi worked brilliantly for me to get me up and running.
Just figured it would be useful for others.
The licensing of the ubiquity software makes packaging it problematic, and that really isn't a service that should be on a firewall. It should be on a separate device, VM, etc. Isolated on a management system.