OpenVPN “auth-user-pass-verify” doesn't provide password
December 29, 2011
I was trying to using OpenVPN’s auth-user-pass-verify option, which allows you to essentially build your own authentication mechanism for usernames/passwords. I had a very, very simply authentication script setup and was using the “via-env” method. I fought for at least an hour or two trying to figure out why my passwords weren’t being accepted, even when I changed the password down to being as simple as “a”. Turns out I was doing everything right, but getting shafted.