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strongSwan 5.x - Monolithic IKEv1/v2 Daemon

Current Release: 5.9.8

2022/10/03, size 4'747'096 bytes, pgp-signature,
md5: f46b0d3e7aed88824650d0721c887443
2022/10/03, size 7'749'195 bytes, pgp-signature,
md5: efc342a575fff1a84af539e1335c4631

ChangeLog, Configuration Examples and a Docker Image

strongSwan 6.0 - Post Quantum IKEv2 Daemon

Beta Release: 6.0beta1

2022/10/25, size 5'912'869 bytes, pgp-signature,
md5: 320c9f6042162155595c6330229d8b03

ChangeLog, Configuration Examples and Post-Quantum Docker Image

strongSwan 2.x, 4.x and 5.x Security Patches

Security Patches

NetworkManager Applet

This applet is also available as package in several distributions. For an introduction and HOWTO see our docs.

Current Release: 1.6.0

NetworkManager Applet 1.6.0
This version supports GTK 4 (in addition to GTK 3), but doesn't support compiling against libnm-glib anymore.
NetworkManager Applet 1.5.2
This version requires strongSwan 5.8.3 or newer, it's not compatible with older releases.
NetworkManager Applet 1.4.5
This version works with all strongSwan releases, but doesn't support the new features introduced with 5.8.3.

Installation / Binary packages

Installation instructions can be found here.

Most distributions provide packages for strongSwan:

Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux   Ubuntu   openSUSE   Gentoo Linux

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Signature Keys

strongSwan releases and security patches are signed with the PGP key with keyid DF42C170B34DBA77.

Releases of the NetworkManager Applet are signed with the PGP key with keyid 765FE26C6B467584.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.