draft HOWTO "Use a Windows CA with OpenVPN"

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afancyadmin
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Re: draft HOWTO "Use a Windows CA with OpenVPN"

Post by afancyadmin » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:59 pm

I know this is a super old thread, but any chance the linked document still lives someplace?
We have our own CA and all window clients have a valid cert. I just need to see how to make the ovpn file so it uses the local cert and not an embedded one.

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Re: draft HOWTO "Use a Windows CA with OpenVPN"

Post by tedm » Fri May 21, 2021 10:34 pm

Here ya go:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... tall-win10

Just install as per Microsoft's instructions then generate the CA's under Ubuntu using OpenSSL per the OpenVPN's instructions. As you can see by the above Microsoft has Ubuntu running seamlessly on the desktop.

Wow, Microsoft and Linux, together! Hope nobody's head explodes!
Haven't you heard, they aren't fighting anymore: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/window ... ves-linux/

Oh wait, you want to use WINDOWS CA? Well sorry, that's what you get when you try to reanimate zombie threads... ;-) Guess I COULD have posted the instructions to install OpenSSL under Windows instead... :-)

Seriously, why would you want to use a screwdriver to hammer in nails??? Best tool for the job even Microsoft admits to that now.

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Re: draft HOWTO "Use a Windows CA with OpenVPN"

Post by TinCanTech » Fri May 21, 2021 11:05 pm

tedm wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 10:34 pm
Wow, Microsoft and Linux, together! Hope nobody's head explodes!
Haven't you heard, they aren't fighting anymore
Wow .. aviating pork ! -- Naivety is no defence.

You do know that M$ paid Seven Billion Dollars for github.com ?
The dust has not settled yet and most likely never will.

Anyway, why use Microsoft to manage a CA when OpenVPN provide the tools:
https://github.com/OpenVPN/easy-rsa

And additional tools to enhance that:
https://github.com/TinCanTech/easy-tls
https://github.com/TinCanTech/easy-pfp

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