strongswan.d Directory

Modular Configuration

The /etc/strongswan.d/ directory contains commented configuration snippets that are included by the default strongswan.conf file, which basically looks like this

charon {
    load_modular = yes
    plugins {
        include strongswan.d/charon/*.conf

include strongswan.d/*.conf

where the charon.load_modular option allows plugins to be loaded and unloaded with individual


options that can be set in the plugin-specific configuration snippets in strongswan.d/charon.

Existing configuration files are never replaced. The current defaults are also installed in the ${prefix}/share/strongswan/templates directory.


This subdirectory contains commented configuration snippets for all enabled and installed plugins.


This is the strongswan.d/charon/vici.conf template:

vici {

    # Whether to load the plugin. Can also be an integer to increase the
    # priority of this plugin.
    load = yes

    # Socket the vici plugin serves clients.
    # socket = unix://${piddir}/charon.vici