openvpn security: password?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by vinhdizzo, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. vinhdizzo

    vinhdizzo Networkin' Nut Member

    Don't think this is the best place to post this question but since I'm using OpenVPN on my tomato router I'll give it a shot.

    I set up my home vpn via this link. On my laptop, I log in with the config file by having 3 files: ca.crt, client1.crt, client1.key.

    With the above 4 files I can vpn into my home network. Is there a way to add a password feature to VPN? I don't want a person to get a hold of these 4 files and wreak havoc. I think there has to be this feature but I'm clueless as I followed the wiki for the setup.

  2. 4char

    4char Network Guru Member

    The VPN as it implies is to let you creating an private network so you can share the resources within that network.
    First, You suppose to safe guard those Certificate files.
    Second, even you connected to the network does not mean you have access to all the resources within that network. You can safe guard the resources by restrict the access to those resources, e.g. password shared drive or not sharing the computer.
  3. vinhdizzo

    vinhdizzo Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for your response. Yes, the additional resources are protected in some way. I just wanted to make sure my current setup wasn't too naive and whether I'm doing anything unconventional.
  4. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    See this thread on how to add a password (or multiple user/password combos even).
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