Great news for many pfSense® users today, as OpenVPN Technologies in collaboration with Apple have released an OpenVPN client for iOS.
Within hours of its release, Jim Pingle updated the OpenVPN Client Export package’s inline export option to be compatible with iOS (and retaining its Android compatibility). The inline export is available for 2.0.x and 2.1 versions. Upgrade your package under System>Packages to the latest version and use the inline export option, which can be imported into the iOS client via iTunes amongst other methods. It’s a quick, easy process.
Our thanks to the pfSense team, OpenVPN and Apple for all this job.
Functionality of OpenVPN client for iOS :
OpenVPN Connect is the official full-featured iPhone/iPad client for the OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel and OpenVPN Community, developed by OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.
- Easily import .ovpn profiles from iTunes, OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel or via a browser link.
- Improved power management - preferences setting allows VPN to pause in a low-power state whenever network is unavailable.
- Support for multi-factor authentication using OpenVPN static and dynamic challenge/response protocols.
- Full IPv6 support (at both the tunnel and transport layer) - this doesn't seem to be 100% working with pfSense at the time of this writting.
Some screen shots :
Apps is not yet available on the French App Store !
We will do our best to publish a little howto illustrating how to setup a tunnel from your mobile device using OpenVPN pfSense® and your iPhone or iPad.