How To Successfully Revoke An OpenVPN Certificate

The other day I was asked to revoke a OpenVPN certificate, though to my surprise, there is more needed to be done than just a simple ./revoke-all CertificateName So here is how to do it properly: 1) Navigate to /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa cd /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa 2) run . ./vars . ./vars 3) revoke the certificate ./revoke-full CertificateName 4) Move crl.pem located in keys directory to the OpenVpn's directory mv /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys/crl.pem /etc/openvpn/ 5) make Read more [...]

How to auto-start OpenVPN client in Debian 6 and Ubuntu 12.04 (also works for Debian 7 and Ubuntu 14.04)

Update 2015-04-16: This how to was originally written for Debian 6 and Ubuntu 12.04 but I can assure you that it has been tested with success on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Just make sure you really use file client.conf (NOT client.ovpn). I had this huge problem - my Debian desktop did not reconnect to the VPN on reboot so here is a small how-to what needs to be done :). Assumptions: You have working installation of OpenVPN client so when you are in /etc/openvpn and type: openvpn client.conf , where Read more [...]

How to add OpenVPN GUI support to Ubuntu

I've found it quite strange that for some reason Ubuntu doesn't have OpenVPN GUI client pre-installed. I find it especially strange as OpenVPN is considered much more secure over PPTP which is at this point best to avoid. Anyway if you need to add it just do: apt-get install network-manager-openvpn and restart network manager: restart network-manager Now you should be good to go 😉 Read more [...]