Get Involved

Open source projects gain popularity and thrive because of the invaluable contributions of many people. Everyone is capable of helping in some regard, and we encourage you to pitch in however you can. If you want to help, but don't know where to start, we recommend first taking your time to get to know the product and the community so you can be most efficient.

Contributing Financially

These important contributions go to fund project expenses, such as developers' payroll, hosting servers, domain name registrations, testing hardware, funding our annual developer conference ("hackathon"), and more.

Commercial Support Services

Our commercial support services is a great way to contribute financially to the project, and you receive a valuable service in turn. Our support services are also an important part of what keeps our "open source ecosystem" sustainable.

Gold Subscription

Purchasing the Gold Subscription not only comes with great benefits, but it also helps fund the project. We are grateful to have gold members in over 50 countries and counting.

The pfSense Store

The pfSense® Online Marketplace is another place where you can show your support for the project. We offer official merchandise, digital downloads, select hardware, and more. This store was largely bootstapped with the proceeds from Gold Members.

Helping Others

Our mailing lists and forums see hundreds of people seeking help every week, which generates more questions than the developers can possibly field. Numerous people in the community help out by answering questions that range from the technical to the first time user. Join us and share your pfSense knowledge by pointing people to the right documentation, providing troubleshooting steps, and more. Together we can help pfSense users around the world get the most out of their favorite firewall.

Improving Documentation

We can always use help with creating documentation and correcting existing material. If you would like to assist, please email for an account on our documentation wiki.


Unfortunately spam bots have forced us to close open editing and registration of the site.

Writing Code

Obviously the project cannot be successful without the valued efforts of numerous developers. If you are capable of contributing code changes, we encourage you to do so. The source code can be found in the pfSense repositories on Github.

Don't know where to start? Assistance with resolving open bug tickets in our Redmine bug tracking system is always needed. See the reports list to find currently open issues.

Quality Assurance

Run a pfSense Snapshot and help us hunt down bugs in the pfSense software. Any new issues you discover can be discussed on our forum or entered into our bug tracker.

Spreading the Word

Help us spread the word about how the pfSense project is helping build the infrastructure for a better Internet.


Follow @pfsense to keep up to date with the latest announcements. Share your thoughts on the project with #pfsense.


Get in on the discussions at Goggle+ and stay up to date with the latest announcements.


Join like-minded professionals in our LinkedIn group and add pfSense knowledge as a skill to your resume to show professional support for the product.


Read our blog to stay informed on announcements and events. If you like what you read, spread the word!


Participate in the forum, help answer questions, or point people in the right direction and help spread accurate information.


Participate in the pfSense subreddit, help answer questions, or point people in the right direction and help spread accurate information.