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FireRaven 07-31-2009 02:06 AM

Can you run OpenVPN without keys or certificates?
 
Is it possible to set up an OpenVPN without having to issue keys or certificates.
All tutorials I found seem to use them.

I want just a basic username/password approach - I don't care that much about security obviously but is it at all possible?

rtg 07-31-2009 01:48 PM

No, you need at least the server certificate.

See Using username/password authentication as the only form of client authentication.

William Newton 05-07-2015 02:57 PM

Instead of OpenVPN I installed and configured pptpd VPN server (on linux) which is way simpler and doesn't require any certificates. In Windows XP (client) I just created a new VPN connection. Details:

xmodulo.com/how-to-set-up-pptp-vpn-connection.html

revsys.com/writings/quicktips/nat.html

saturnvpn.com/create-pptp-connection-in-windows-xp/

William Newton 05-08-2015 03:20 AM

Instead of OpenVPN you may try pptpd VPN server which doesn't require any keys or certificates. And if you use Windows XP as a client you will just need to created a new VPN connection. Helping google queries: "pptpd" xp; linux nat; pptp xp optional encryption.


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