WireGuard peers are usually identified by their public key. This works well for computers, since each public key is cryptographically generated to be unique. But it’s a little more difficult for humans to use and remember. Was
4CQvv/ImQh2i9htG1Y0o/6MTBk3u+9qFCfj/iyyOUWs= the public key for the build server — or was that the mail server?
Fortunately, Pro Custodibus solves this problem. It’s easy to set a friendly display name for each of your WireGuard peers, so you can instantly tell the difference between a domain controller and a user laptop. Here’s how:
Step 1: Navigate to a peer in the Pro Custodibus web UI (User Interface), and click its Edit icon (the blue pencil in the peer’s info panel):
Step 2: Enter a new name for the peer, and click the Update button:
Result: This new name will be used to identify the peer everywhere in the Pro Custodibus UI (as well as comments in any generated WireGuard config files):
A similar problem exists with the names of WireGuard interfaces. Usually they’re pretty terse, like
wg-office, since they’re used by the host on which they reside as a network-device identifier.
But with Pro Custodibus, you can add an expansive, human-readable description to each interface. This helps you keep track of which interface is which, and allows you to annotate each interface with other relevant information. Here’s how:
Step 1: Navigate to an interface in the Pro Custodibus web UI, and click its Edit icon (the blue pencil in the interfaces’s info panel):
Step 2: Enter a description for the interface, and click the Update button:
Result: This description will be displayed along with the interface’s name wherever it’s listed in the Pro Custodibus UI:
This makes it a whole lot easier to manage all your WireGuard settings and configuration, especially if you have a large or complicated WireGuard network.