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OpenVPN Mac save password

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:42 pm
by ronaldm
I've installed Sonic's OpenVPN on Mac. The GUI saves my username, but not my password, which is a nuisance.

How (where) do I save my password?

(I noticed the install copies (for some reason) a client.ovpn file in the downloads folder, but the vpn doesn't seem to use that file. There is no ovpn config file in the /Library/Application Support/OpenVPN)

Re: OpenVPN Mac save password

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:09 pm
by JerryP
that's the way ovpn login works- same thing happens on iphone and windows.

Re: OpenVPN Mac save password

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:23 pm
by ronaldmannak
That's neither helpful nor true, is it? Apparently, some OpenVPN implementations do support saving passwords, see https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/helpdesk/kb/articles/how-can-i-make-openvpn-remember-my-username-and-password or https://help.anonine.com/support/solutions/articles/5000613671-how-do-i-save-my-username-password-in-openvpn-for-automatic-login-.

I can't figure out how this works in the OpenVPN implementation that Sonic uses. I assume it is possible (and if not, that would be a horrible design decision).

Re: OpenVPN Mac save password

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:13 pm
by kyle.depasquale
You could always use an alternative client like Pritunl that will allow you to save your password - that's what I do.

Re: OpenVPN Mac save password

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:42 pm
by ronaldmannak
That's a great suggestion Kyle, thx.