64-character password works on one OpenVPN instance but do not work on another instance on the same pfSense machine
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I created an OpenVPN server instance on the pfSense machine, added a pfSense user via WebUI:
System->User Manager, set the password to 64 characters and I was able to log in remotely to OpenVPN and everything worked great.
Then I created another OpenVPN server instance on another port and wanted to connect with the same username and password and I was constantly getting authentication error on OpenVPN client.
I was very confused and after some time I decided to try a shorter password. I set it to 52 characters and it started working for log in to both OpenVPN server instances.
I understand that there might be a limit of oficially supported password length for OpenVPN+pfSense? Is that a case?
If so, what is the maximum supported password length?
But if it is so, this should be consistent and the password length should be handled in a way that every OpenVPN instance will handle it the same way (either allow log in or reject it with authentication error).
Has anyone come across such a problem?
Version 2.4.4-RELEASE-p2 (amd64)
built on Wed Dec 12 07:40:18 EST 2018
openvpn-client-export version: 1.4.18_3
Thanks for help!