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OpenVPN Cookbook - Second Edition by Jan Just Keijser

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Using a tls-verify script

OpenVPN has several layers in which the credentials of a connecting client are verified. It is even possible to add a custom layer to the verification process by specifying a tls-verify script. In this recipe, we will demonstrate how such a script can be used to allow access only for a particular certificate.

Getting ready

Install OpenVPN 2.3 or higher on two computers. Make sure that the computers are connected over a network. Set up the client and server certificates using the Setting up the public and private keys recipe from Chapter 2Client-server IP-only Networks. For this recipe, the server computer was running Fedora 22 Linux and OpenVPN 2.3.10. The client was running Windows 7 64 bit and OpenVPN 2.3.10. For the ...

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