Managing Lists in the GUI

The pfSense® software GUI has a common set of icons which are used for managing lists and collections of objects throughout the firewall. Not every icon is used in every page, but their meanings are consistent based on the context in which they are seen. Examples of such lists include firewall rules, NAT rules, IPsec, OpenVPN, and certificates.


Add a new item to a list


Add an item to the beginning of a list


Add an item to the end of a list


Edit an existing item


Copy an item (create a new item based on the selected item)


Disable an active item


Enable a disabled item


Delete an item


Used for moving entries after selecting one or more items. Click to move the selected items above this row. Shift-click to move the selected items below this row.

Sections may have their own icons specific to each area. Consult the appropriate sections of this documentation for specifics about icons found in other parts of the firewall.


To determine which action an icon will perform, hover over the icon with the mouse pointer and a tooltip will display a short description of the icon’s purpose.