OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

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Datax87
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OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by Datax87 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:54 am

Hello, I have an issue with a new OpenVPN-Installation.

When I connect to my OpenVPN-Server with the OpenVPN-Client (Version 2.5-rc1)
under "Windows 10" I am not asked for the passphrase for the private key.

If I use the same private key + certificate under a "Ubuntu 20.04" I am asked for the passphrase
which I have to enter then.

Under "Windows 10" I can connect to my OpenVPN-Server withour entering the passphrase of
the private key. What is the reason for that and how can I fix it?

Datax

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Re: OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by TinCanTech » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:28 pm

On Windows you use the OpenVPN-GUI ?

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Re: OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by Datax87 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:38 pm

Yes, "OpenVPN GUI" in Version 2.5-rc1.

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Re: OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by TinCanTech » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:56 pm

The GUI can save the password.

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Re: OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by Datax87 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Yes, but it never asked for the passphrase.

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Re: OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by TinCanTech » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:07 pm

It is probably already saved from your previous installed version.

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Re: OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by Datax87 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:10 pm

Oh, okay.

Is it possible to delete the saved passphrase?

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Re: OpenVPN-Client (2.5-rc1) under "Windows 10" does not ask for passphrase for private key

Post by Datax87 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:30 pm

Hi TinCanTech, I solved the problem.

I deleted the stored passphrase in the registry after I read the instructions at the following link:
https://superuser.com/questions/1365829 ... d-password

Thanks for your help.

Datax


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