PfSense 2.3.2p1 - OpenVPN client - Shared Key changes after clicking save (Bug?)

  • Checking to see if anyone else has seen the same problem.

    Running 2.3.2p1 on my home router and setting up various OpenVPN client connections to remote servers (pfSense at remote as well).  At first I thought I was my copy/paste was not working, but I think this is a bug.

    • On the OpenVPN Server side, setup a new Peer-to-Peer (Shared Key) Server connection and auto-generate the shared key.

    • On the OpenVPN Client side, setup a new Peer-to-Peer (Shared Key) Client connection and copy/paste the key from the server side.

    • Save

    • Edit the same Client-side connection and notice the key is not correct.  It seems to be the key from the last client setup.

    I have been adding some client connections over the past few hours, and this seems to be a repeatable problem.

    Anyone else notice this?

  • Tried out a few times, doesn't seem to occur in the web interface.

    The situation you describe could also occur with just one slipped/missed ctrl-c, with no on-screen confirmation of success or failure, an easy mistake to make when busy, worn keyboard etc…

  • Another possibility is "helpful"(?!) browsers auto-filling/auto-correcting on screen forms.

    Might be worth trying a different browser just to be sure.

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