WireGuard VPN

Factory users may need to remotely access devices that are behind firewalled private networks. In order to help make remote access easy, the LmP ships with WireGuard available and integrated into fioctl and NetworkManager.

Every organization has unique remote access requirements. The Factory WireGuard Server has been created as a guide for deploying a Factory VPN server to a customer managed server.

Actions on VPN Server

Install dependencies:

$ sudo apt install git python3 python3-requests

Create an API token for this service at https://app.foundries.io/settings/tokens/

Clone VPN server code:

$ git clone https://github.com/foundriesio/factory-wireguard-server/
$ cd factory-wireguard-server

Configure the Factory with this new service:

$ sudo ./factory-wireguard.py \
    --apitoken <api token> \  # https://app.foundries.io/settings/tokens
    --factory <factory> \
    --privatekey /root/wgpriv.key \ # where to store generated private key

Run the daemon:

$ sudo ./factory-wireguard.py \
    --apitoken <api token> \
    --factory <factory> \
    --privatekey /root/wgpriv.key \

The daemon keeps track of connected devices by putting entries into /etc/hosts so that they can be easily referenced from the server.

Enabling remote access to a device

A device can be configured to connect to the VPN server using fioctl:

$ fioctl devices config wireguard <device> enable

This setting can take up to 5 minutes to be applied by fioconfig on the device. Once active, it can be reached from the VPN server with a command like:

$ ssh <device>

Remote access can be disabled from fioctl with:

$ fioctl devices config wireguard <device> disable