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.

Contribute 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.

Gold Membership

Purchasing a Gold Membership 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.

pfSense Merchandise

The pfSense® Store is another place where you can show your support for the project. We offer official merchandise, hardware appliances, and more.

Help 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.

Improve 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.

Write 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 after signing a contributor license agreement for your protection as well as ours. 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.

Spread 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 Google+ 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.


Are you a Spice head? Follow our pfSense page and join the pfSense group.


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