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Is there any way to connect an iPhone to our company OpenVPN server?

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OpenVPN.net finally released an official client for iOS:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/openvpn-connect/id590379981

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Wow we had to wait almost 4 years since I asked this question to get an answer... –  Marc Jan 17 '13 at 13:30

At the current time there is only an app for jailbroken iPhones. It is called GuizmOVPN. I believe it uses the tunemu driver linked above. It is free for 7 days, after which you must register (one-time fee of 4.99€). I've used it, it works great! Properly updates the DNS so that other apps on the iPhone work perfectly fine over the VPN! Be sure to visit and read the Registration, Configuration and Installation links from the site below

http://www.guizmovpn.com/

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I have it working in a jailbroken iphone 3.x. Detailed instructions can be found here: http://chandraonline.net/blog/?p=22

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@That's great, thanks. Now if only it worked on non-jailbroken iPhones... –  Marc Feb 11 '10 at 8:22

There seems to be a solution for jailbroken iPhones here : http://code.gerade.org/tunemu/

I haven't tested it though.

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Thanks a lot for the hint! Maybe something could be made by developing an app which includes this code and an integrated web view. So we could at least browse the web servers on the VPN. Of course it would be way better to have this system-wide. –  Marc Jan 14 '10 at 12:48

I've looked into this and unfortunately its not possible, and it's unlikely to happen any time soon. Whilst its relatively easy to write the software for the iPhone, the problem is that it needs a tap/tun interface to create the openVPN tunnel, which is not present in the iPhone currently.

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Your answer is no longer correct. –  Zoredache Mar 2 '13 at 0:10

As of the latest iPhone OS release (3.0) this is not possible. I am unsure if someone could create an 'all in one' client that connects to OpenVPN and then allows you to browse the web from within the same app.

But certainly any app that connected to OpenVPN could not then be put into the background allowing you to use the built in Mobile Safari or Mobile Mail over the VPN.

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Your answer is no longer correct. –  Zoredache Mar 2 '13 at 0:09

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