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[Openvpn-users] [HELP TESTING] Next OpenVPN PKCS#11 support -- Windows


  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] [HELP TESTING] Next OpenVPN PKCS#11 support -- Windows
  • From: Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 22:55:05 +0200

Hello All,

I need help in testing next version of PKCS#11 support in Windows 
environment.

This version uses PKCS#11 helper as external DLL, I don't have a 
suitable environment to test this, so I need your help.

If you are running on Windows and uses PKCS#11 I hope you can try out 
this new version.

>From a user perspective, the major difference is that you select your 
certificate based on serialized id and not by slot and object.

Run:
openvpn --show-pkcs11-ids <provider>
to get a list of available ids.

Then use:
pkcs11-id '<whatever>'
in configuration file to select the right identity, mind the single quote.

You can find a binaries at:
http://alon.barlev.googlepages.com/openvpn-2.1_rc1-bin-external-pkcs11.zip
Just copy them over current ones. The DLL names may be different, it 
is OK.

You can find an installer at:
http://alon.barlev.googlepages.com/openvpn-2.1_rc1-install-external-pkc.exe

To make things more difficult, the whole build system for Windows was 
modified... Now all components are built using cross compiler... So I 
expect more problems than PKCS#11.

Also the installer had been modified, so I will appreciate if you can 
test if there are issue with install process too.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Alon Bar-Lev.
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