WireGuard on SailfishOS

How to use WireGuard VPNs on SailfishOS. Tutorials for various VPN providers

Installing WireGuard

Install necessary tools 

SailfishOS doesn't provide WireGuard functionality out-of-the-box, so we first need to install a few third-party programs from OpenRepos. You can get all of these either by downloading the RPMs manually from openrepos.net or by using Storeman.

Wireguard userspace implementation

Install the package wireguard-go : Download from OpenRepos

Wireguard userspace tools

Install the package wireguard-tools : Download from OpenRepos

Connman plugin for integrating Wireguard into Sailfish network manager

Install the package "WireGuard for Sailfish (connman plugin)" (connman-plugin-vpn-wireguard): Download from OpenRepos

VPN plugin for Sailfish OS settings app

Install the package "WireGuard for Sailfish (Settings UI)" (jolla-settings-networking-plugin-vpn-wireguard): Download from OpenRepos
This plugin is optional but makes using WireGuard much easier.


[EXAMPLE]: Using WireGuard with MullvadVPN

Step 1: Obtain a WireGuard config file from Mullvad

To get a config file, head over to https://mullvad.net/de/account/wireguard-config (you will need to login with your account number). 
1. For the "platform" select "Linux".

2.Next, click on "Generate key" (or something like that in your language).


3. Select a country 

4. Select a city for your country

5. For the "Tunnel traffic", choose "Only IPv4"

6. Click on "Download file". You will get a .conf-file.


7. Copy the file to the storage of your SailfishOS-device

Step 2: Importing the file on Sailfish

  1. Open the settings-app and navigate to "VPN"
  2. In the pull-down menu, choose "Add new VPN"
  3. Choose "WireGuard" for the VPN-Type (typically located at the bottom of the list)
  4. On the next page, choose to import a "wg-quick.conf" file.
  5. A file-chooser-dialog will open. Choose the .conf-file we downloaded earlier.
  6. The setup will tell you that the import was successful. Now you just need to give the VPN a name.
  7. I recommend to choose "Remember login credentials" (or something like that in your language) under the "Advanced"-settings
  8.  You can now select the VPN in the list to connect to it.
    NOTE: If SailfishOS asks for credentials to login, the username is your account number and the password is just the letter "m"

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