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How to hide some ovpn files from client GUI

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:15 pm
by proton
Hello, is there a way how to make .ovpn file invisible to (windows) GUI? Simply to not let (windows) user see VPNs automatically started by OpenVPN system service from C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\Config. I understand I can run openvpn from command line with config file anywhere we need but having option like this to simply hide VPN by putting let's say option 'nongui' into config file would be nice and clean.

Thank you

Re: How to hide some ovpn files from client GUI

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:14 pm
by TinCanTech
Which version of openvpn are you using ?

Re: How to hide some ovpn files from client GUI

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:11 pm
by proton
Last one - 2.4.7. Thanks

Re: How to hide some ovpn files from client GUI

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:29 pm
by TinCanTech
Openvpn 2.4 GUI does not display configuration files from C:\Program Files\Openvpn\Config
It only shows config files in the users home directory\Openvpn

https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... PN-GUI-New

Re: How to hide some ovpn files from client GUI

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:17 pm
by proton
Nope. It does display configuration files from both locations. Both for admins and ordinary users. Tested on 2.4.7 for Windows 10 (windows domain member) right now.

Thanks for your time anyway. More advice please :)

Re: How to hide some ovpn files from client GUI

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:12 pm
by TinCanTech
proton wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:17 pm
It does display configuration files from both locations.
So it does ..

I guess you could ask the developer for an option .