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Re: [Openvpn-users] Changing password on certificate

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Changing password on certificate
  • From: Davis Goodman <davis.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 18:06:09 -0500

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That's what I did and I got the error showed below

Davis Goodman
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Jon Bendtsen wrote:
Den 12. jan 2005, kl. 23:48, skrev Davis Goodman:

Jon Bendtsen wrote:

Den 12. jan 2005, kl. 22:48, skrev Davis Goodman:

Hi everyone,

I've got an issue where one of our user has forgotten is certificate password. The person who has created the certificate can't remember the password that was assigned to this certificate. ( I know, we'll put something in place to gather these passwords ;-)  ). My question:

Is there a way for root to reset the password with either OpenVPN or openssl without knowing the original one. We would rather not issue a new certificate.?

revoke the old certificate
issue a new certificate

Well this doesn't work, I'm getting an error when trying to connect:

Wed Jan 12 17:34:56 2005 us=68815 WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled.  See http://openvpn.sourceforge.net/howto.html#mitm for more info.
Wed Jan 12 17:36:15 2005 us=48381 ERROR: could not not read Private Key password from stdin
Wed Jan 12 17:36:15 2005 us=48419 Exiting

I guess we'll just re-issue a new one under a new name.

you can reissue it under the same name.