External certificates



  • My goal is to authenticate OpenVPN users with certificates, but to not have any private keys stored on the pfSense machine since it a public facing interfacing machine. Is this possible? Is it worth it to figure out how to do it?

    Thanks in advance!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If you manage the certificates on another system you could get away with only needing the OpenVPN server certificate private key (not the CA private key or the user certs/keys). You couldn't use the export package, but it would work.

    In that scenario the only certs on the system (aside from the GUI's cert/key) would be the CA cert, Server cert, and Server key.


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