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OpenVPN for Android - My Credentials?

OpenVPN Android Certificate Keys

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#1 Drunk_Uncle



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:05 PM

I just installed OpenVPN for Android on my phone today. After some phone buggy-ness and fiddling, I got it all working. Cool.


But I noticed that when connecting to AirVPN, I was never asked for my login+pw. Hmmm...


Ok, I now figure the .ovpn files I generated and imported have some keys/certificates embedded that authenticate me personally as the user who needs to login/connect to AirVPN.


If that's true, and if my phone is stolen, how can I invalidate those credentials of mine so the thief can't login to AirVPN as me?


Will a simple password change on the AirVPN website do the trick?


(Thanks, everyone.)

#2 zhang888


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:24 PM

A better approach would be preventing unauthorized access to your sensitive data in the first place, by using disk encryption.

Android supports it in all recent versions. To revoke a lost certificate, you can submit a ticket.

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#3 Drunk_Uncle



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:59 PM

Ok, thank you for the info (and quick reply), zhang888. Appreciated.

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