Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#194 new Bug / Defect

Management Interface does not allow UTF8 passwords

Reported by: fjaeger Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: release 2.4
Component: Management Version: OpenVPN 2.2.2 (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords: mac osx unicode ascii


I am using OpenVPN's management interface with Shimo (MacOSX VPN Client) and I realized that I am unable to login when the user password contains a German umlaut. Same holds for other UTF8 characters.
Currently I am using OpenVPN version 2.2.2

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Samuli Seppänen

Keywords: mac osx unicode ascii added

Can someone reproduce this on 2.3.2 or latest Git "master"?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Gert Döring

this might not be "just" an umlaut issue, but an "is the umlaut encoding the same on the OpenVPN client and the OpenVPN server" (so if the Mac GUI sends UTF8 umlauts to the management interface and the server compares to ISO umlauts...)

No idea how SSH and friends solve this. I just don't use non-ASCII characters in usernames or passwords...

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Samuli Seppänen

Milestone: release 2.2.2release 2.4
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