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OpenVPN Tips #

Make OpenVPN automatically connect upon boot #

Make sure to change the OPENVPN_CONFIGFILE variable

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sudo cp OPENVPN_CONFIGFILE.ovpn /etc/openvpn/OPENVPN_CONFIGFILE.conf
sudo systemctl enable openvpn

Saving OpenVPN Credentials #

  • So you wont need to type it every time you connect
  • For Username password
    • Within the 'openvpn.conf', add the path to you text file containing the openvpn credentials:
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      auth-user-pass /home/kali/VPN/creds.conf
      
    • Simple username the password for the contents of creds.conf. Top is the username, bottom is the password. (i.e. Offensive Security VPN):
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      OS-90922
      kASme0eHLeI3
      
  • For private key
    • Within the 'openvpn.conf', add the path to you text file containing the openvpn credentials:
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      askpass /home/kali/VPN/private_key.conf
      
    • Example contents of /home/kali/VPN/private_key.conf
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      kASme0eHLeI3
      

Last update: May 14, 2021