Scripts to manage certificates or generate config files
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Post by bernd67 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:59 am

hello forum,

i use openvpn to connect from client 1 location 1 to 2 in 2..
its working since month without problems.
i know that i set a password in creation for key creation using scripts but lost password..

when password is needed.. and for what?
normally its enough to copy the config folder or key file and all fine.. to a new pc..?

if i want to setup a new password, what should i do, possible to recover?
if not possible..
if i want to create a new key file.. can i backup old ones on 1 and 2 just in case and replace if sth goes wrong?
or is there a way to keep old key file / config files and connection and add a second config file and change to the new one if all is updated and maybe tested?

Is there a link to how to create a new key file?

thx for info

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Re: openvpn-password

Post by TiTex » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:14 am

the password is used for encrypting/decrypting your private key so that if somebody gets his hands on your key he/she would not be able to use it without the password.
if you lost your password there is no way to recover it which means your key-pair is not usable anymore , so generate a new one (client key-pair) using the same script (easyrsa most likely)

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