How to configure SSL VPN for auto login with user credentials to allow automatically login to VPN when computers start up

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Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

UTM v9

Operating systems
UTM appliance

What To Do

Yes, it's possible, though whether it's an acceptable security risk to store the passwords in a plain text on the computer.

What to do:

  1. Locate the configuration directory for the SSL client. By default that will be [program files]\Astaro\Astaro SSL VPN Client\config\[user]@[ASG external address]
  2. Create a text file containing your user id and password on two separate lines, and save it in that directory.
  3. Edit the configuration file for your connection; the file name is [user]@[ASG external address].ovpn
  4. Find the auth-user-pass line and append the name of the password file you just created. Save and exit.
  5. Modify the SSL VPN shortcut and append --connect [ovpn file name] to the command line.
  6. Copy the shortcut into the "Startup" folder 


Note: user might need to manually make update of the user/password file once the credentials are changed


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