[Solved] Using the same profile from multiple computers

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softfoot
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[Solved] Using the same profile from multiple computers

Post by softfoot » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:51 am

Newbie alert!

I have enabled OpenVPN Server on my ipFire firewall following the tutorial here :-
https://devops.profitbricks.com/tutoria ... quirements

It all works very well when I connect from a machine at work and it's the answer to a "maidens prayer" ;-)

However, if I install OpenVPN on a second machine at work and use the same config files (bob.p12, bob-TO-IPFire.ovpn, and ta.key) it works - BUT only if I connect from ONE machine at a time. If I connect from both then one or the other connections fail.

Is it valid to use the same config on multiple client systems ???

If not what do I need to do to get this to work ??

TIA
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Re: Using the same profile from multiple computers ...

Post by TinCanTech » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:21 pm

softfoot wrote:Is it valid to use the same config on multiple client systems
You can .. See --duplicate-cn in The Manual v23x
softfoot wrote:If not what do I need to do to get this to work
By generating a second client certificate/key pair.

softfoot
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Re: Using the same profile from multiple computers ...

Post by softfoot » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:39 pm

Unfortunately I dont have an easy way to add the --duplicate-cn option.
However, adding a new user config (client certificate/key pair) solves the mystery.
Many thanks.

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