OpenVPN in iOS

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yuvismahi2
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OpenVPN in iOS

Post by yuvismahi2 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:45 am

Can the openvpn protocol or modified versions of openvpn protocol be implemented in apps in iOS? VPN providers claim their iOS app don’t have openvpn because of apple’s policies, but I wonder if this is actually the case.

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TinCanTech
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Re: OpenVPN in iOS

Post by TinCanTech » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:14 am

yuvismahi2 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:45 am
Can the openvpn protocol or modified versions of openvpn protocol be implemented in apps in iOS?
Openvpn is open source.
yuvismahi2 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:45 am
VPN providers claim their iOS app don’t have openvpn because of apple’s policies, but I wonder if this is actually the case.
Ask Apple

mdibella
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Re: OpenVPN in iOS

Post by mdibella » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:07 pm

yuvismahi2 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:45 am
implemented in apps in iOS
If by the above you mean can iOS per-app VPN use OpenVPN as transport, the answer is yes, but using per-app VPN requires applications be devlvered using a management platform (MDM/UEM software).

He are my notes on setting up the profiles:

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=28134#p84662

mrincognito
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Re: OpenVPN in iOS

Post by mrincognito » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:36 am

My Proton VPN iSO app uses IKEv2 & OpenVPN so it's not blocked my Apple. That said I have had issues using OpenVPN on High Sierra.

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