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How do I get the tor Control Port Password?


At https://docs.opnsense.org/manual/how-tos/tor.html, it says "... This Port requires a password, which will not be disclosed to the GUI but can be queried via the API." with no further explanation.
How do I find this out?
I can't set one myself as the file /usr/local/etc/tor/torrc gets overwritten every time it restarts :(

The UI loads the API so you can see it in the traffic. It is alsy in the config.xml

Thank you.
I found it at "<control_port_password>" in the config.xml you mentioned.
Is there a way of adding other commands into torrc?
I want to use nyx, and to get the connection information, and for that to work, I need to add

--- Code: ---DisableDebuggerAttachment 0
--- End code ---
to the torrc file. How can I do this without it being overwritten each time tor starts?


No, you cannot add custom options via the GUI

@chrisC as a VERY DIRTY solution you can add strrings to /usr/local/opnsense/service/templates/OPNsense/Tor/torrc

this one is template, which is used to generate config on each restart.

and it will allow to live a bit longer without editing exact torrc file till next time tor will be upgraded.

as a reminder, you can also add trigger to monit, that will send you message, where your line is absent.


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