Webgui from WAN side. Did I do it right?
dwschoon last edited by
In order to access the webgui of pfsense remotely, i changed it from http: to https:, and the forwarded a random port from the wan to 192.168.1.1. Now i just enter https://www.mysite.com:port and i get the login. I just want to make sure this is the right way to do it and that im not opening myself to security risks. If there is a better way, please advise. Also, could someone point me to instructions on how to setup pfsense to allow me to remote into my server?
hoba last edited by
This works but is more than is needed. Https is always a good idea. However you don't need the NAT rule. just make the webgui listen on one non default port at system>general. Then create a rule at firewall>rules, wan: Pass, protocol tcp, source any, destination wan adress, port <webguiport>, gateway default.
If you want to access your LAN clients from remote safely you should set up a VPN. There are different options. Which one is suitable for you depends mainly on your client and on the restrictions/capabilities of the remote end that you are behind.</webguiport>