On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Monty Ree wrote:
Hello, Mathias Sundman.
Hi! First, please don't top-post. Write your comments below the text you
So thanks for your kind answer.
But I can't understand what you said. sorry....
I use openvpn server(linux) "OpenVPN 2.0_rc8" and client
I would like to authentificate vpn clients using username/password via
VPN server. I read that like below at
http://www.openvpn.net/changelog.html. I can't understand why this good
function is disabled by default.
See the '"--askpass file" is evil' thread on openvpn-users list. Here's
one link to the archive:
"The ability to read --askpass and --auth-user-pass
passwords from a file has been disabled by default.
To re-enable, use ./configure --enable-password-save."
Anyway, So I executed (./configure --enable-password-save; make; make
You don't need todo this on the server as you will only be authenticating
the users here with a script, not store any passwords in a file.
and upgraded to latest OpenVPNGUI and connected.
my config is "auth-user-pass pass.txt"
But ERROR message like below.
Tue Jan 18 14:44:12 2005 us=890289 OpenVPN 2.0_rc6 Win32-MinGW [SSL] [LZO]
built on Dec 20 2004
Tue Jan 18 14:44:12 2005 us=890514 Sorry, 'Auth' password cannot be read from
Tue Jan 18 14:44:12 2005 us=890549 Exiting
Yes, that's because it's on the client side you miss this feature.
Andt you said.
"You would have to rebuild OpenVPN on Windows with the
--> Then should do I reinstall OpenVPNGUI? How to rebuild on windows?
No, you don't have to reinstall OpenVPN GUI. You have to rebuild OpenVPN
See the "Notes -- Building from source" section in INSTALL-win32:
There is no options when i install OpenVPNGUI?
Nope, this is blocked by OpenVPN, so the OpenVPN GUI can't do anything
I would like to use auto login function at OpenVPNGUI.
Please help me....
I would strongly recommend you to use a certificate to authenticate hosts
that you don't want to type any password on.
You can run a second instance of OpenVPN on the server accepting
connections authenticated by certificates instead of username/auth for
hosts that require un-attended VPN logons.
username/password auth is ment to be typed by humans.
From: Mathias Sundman <mathias@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Monty Ree <chulmin2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] I must use "auth-user-pass file"
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:14:59 +0100 (CET)
On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Monty Ree wrote:
I installed openvpn GUI 1.0 beta 26 for client.
and OpenVPN 2.0_rc8 and OpenVPN 2.0_beta16(./configure
Did you need --enable-password-save on the server?
What password are you having in a file there?
But I can't use "auth-user-pass filename" after upgrade.
I assume you mean on the Windows client now, right?
How can I use "auth-user-pass filename"?
You would have to rebuild OpenVPN on Windows with the
In my case, OpenVPN reconnect very often, so reconnection automatically is
very important for me without typing username/password...
You can use the --persist-key option on the client. This will cause
OpenVPN to cache the password during ping-restarts.
You can also change the following reg-value to "0". That will cause
OpenVPN GUI not to terminate OpenVPN when you put a computer in hibernate
Now you would only be queried for user auth creds when you have manually
disconnected and want to connect again.
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