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Connect to server by running script

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:56 pm
by droidus
I am writing a script to automatically connect to my VPN server for me, providing my creds. Here is what I have:

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sudo openvpn --auth-user-pass up.txt <host>.udp.ovpn
I am getting this error though:

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Options error: Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in [CMD-LINE]:1: auth-user-pass (2.4.4)
After reading the man page on openvpn, I see this:
"Authenticate with server using username/password. up is a file containing username/password on 2 lines (Note: OpenVPN will only read passwords from a file if it has been built with the --enable-password-save configure option, or on Windows by defining ENABLE_PASSWORD_SAVE in win/
If up is omitted, username/password will be prompted from the console.

The server configuration must specify an --auth-user-pass-verify script to verify the username/password provided by the client."
I am running Ubuntu on my local host.