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OpenVPN Compatibility?

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  • jeliasson Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2011 2:41 AM (in response to cdanetminder)

    OpenVPN is not an SSL VPN.

  • andul Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2011 3:14 AM (in response to jeliasson)

    From the Viscosity Blog:


    "The two most notable clashes with the App Store rules are that OpenVPN can't run in the background on iOS (without turning to private APIs), and Viscosity needs elevated rights to make the required network changes. While we hoped iOS 4's multitasking implementation would allow us to do the former, it is unfortunately not "true" multitasking. This leaves the conclusion that there is no hope of a Viscosity for iOS release through the App Store unless Apple make some of their private APIs public."



    Everything is already in place, Apple only needs

    1. to allow OpenVPN to run as a "real" background process in iOS like other VPNs
    2. to give the OpenVPN guys access to their VPN-API which is still private but already used by Juniper and Cisco
  • hollisM Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:25 PM (in response to schalliol)

    My company also uses OpenVPN, and I doubt most of our users would like to jailbreak their devices.  The company purchases Android phones for employees on the plan right now, but a lot of us who are not on the company plan like the iPhone better...OpenVPN support would be a great feature, and might be an arrow I can use to talk the IT group into switching to iPhones going forward.

  • MrStrong Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2011 1:11 AM (in response to schalliol)

    I'm not sure but i just wanted to bump this, since there might be a possibility that the release of iOS5 will allow openVPN without a special api

  • mattengland Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2011 5:33 PM (in response to MrStrong)

    (bump)  Any news/updates on OpenVPN server "compatibility" for iPhone/iPad?

  • Fevida Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2011 3:30 PM (in response to schalliol)

    Just would like to add OpenVPN-support in iOS is my wish to. I.m.h.o. OpenVPN is simply most transparrent VPN-solution out there.

  • alexanderocampo Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2011 1:13 PM (in response to schalliol)

    Hello, in our company we have many iphones (and the the tendence is growing up) BUT we need a secure connection to any services.... so we neeeeeeeeed open vpn for iphone, please!!!

  • Antiguasky Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2011 2:55 PM (in response to schalliol)

    My tech support company uses open VPN servers at a large number of our customer sites.   The lack of support for Open VPN in IOS4 and 5 is becoming a real impediment to integrating Apple mobile devices in to the organizations.  Please provide support for this platform as soon as possible.

  • SlyderBY Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2011 9:16 AM (in response to schalliol)

    I need OpenVPN support on iPad too. Give me the way to vote for this solution and I'll do it!

  • click_fr Calculating status...
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    Dec 8, 2011 2:35 AM (in response to schalliol)



    It would really be great to really enable OpenVPN on iOS.


    When you look at all the tools now available for iPhone/iPad, I used them in a Cisco IPSEC environment and the integration with my entreprise environment was so great!


    Now, I am in an OpenVPN environment and this is so frustrating to have lost all these tools...


    I am just wondering if jailbreak is not the solution...


    Too bad.


    Apple you are so quick and innovative and so many points and suprisingly so slow on a few ones.


    That reminds me your hesitations regarding GPS Navigation software. How could you be so long to understand there was a market there. And what a market!


    There is also a market for strong enterprise integration!


    Please move!

  • Teigão Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2011 7:18 AM (in response to andul)

    I wonder why Apple wouldn't respond to the points presented by andul.


    Could someone from Apple please respond to this simple question: Why are you not working to get OpenVPN to run on iOS devices?

  • marellanoq Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:46 AM (in response to schalliol)

    Could anyone from Apple, give feedback to this thread? I wonder why at this point, Apple has no implementations of this kind when there are so many requests ... Hope this will come as soon as the new year ... 

  • ramilehti Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2011 11:19 PM (in response to schalliol)

    Bump. Just keeping this thread alive.


    We need more open systems. Not closed systems with jailbreaking. This is most poignant in security related applications because obscurity does NOT equal security.

  • cubicalmonkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2011 5:56 AM (in response to schalliol)

    +1 for openvpn please.  Would be so very useful.

  • fscara Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2011 12:53 PM (in response to schalliol)

    +1 for disclosing the iOS VPN-API so that OVPN could support iPhone and iPad.


    for me and my customers jailbreaking is not a solution, using an Android device with OpenVPN could be a viable one.

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