Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1279210
OpenVPN 2.3.8 is broken with systemd when the key has a password
Last modified: 2016-12-20 10:31:58 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: 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: library versions: OpenSSL 1.0.2d-fips 9 Jul 2015, LZO 2.08
Nov 8 16:47:19 localhost openvpn: 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: Exiting due to fatal error
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
being able to connect
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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