Bug 1279210 - OpenVPN 2.3.8 is broken with systemd when the key has a password
OpenVPN 2.3.8 is broken with systemd when the key has a password
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openvpn (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gwyn Ciesla
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-08 11:02 EST by oli
Modified: 2016-12-20 10:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 10:31:58 EST
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Description oli 2015-11-08 11:02:11 EST
Description of problem:
Since 2.3.8 its impossible to use OpenVPN to connect to any server when the key file is protected with a password. 

Nov  8 16:47:19 localhost openvpn[10664]: OpenVPN 2.3.8 x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [MH] [IPv6] built on Nov  8 2015
Nov  8 16:47:19 localhost openvpn[10664]: library versions: OpenSSL 1.0.2d-fips 9 Jul 2015, LZO 2.08
Nov  8 16:47:19 localhost openvpn[10664]: neither stdin nor stderr are a tty device, can't ask for Private Key password.  If you used --daemon, you need to use --askpass to make passphrase-protected keys work, and you can not use --auth-nocache.
Nov  8 16:47:19 localhost openvpn[10664]: Exiting due to fatal error

How reproducible:
When connecting, the error is thrown

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a x509 key protected with a password - and the certificate
2. register to any openvpn server (Version 2.3.8)
3. error occurs 

Actual results:

Expected results:
being able to connect 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2015-11-13 10:12:43 EST
The patch in the upstream bug fixes username/password authentication prompt.  The comment there suggests it does not fix / break private key prompt.
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