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

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I have it working on a jailbroken iPhone 3.x. Detailed instructions can be found at 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, 2010 at 8:22
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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, 2013 at 0:09
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I've looked into this and unfortunately it's not possible, and it's unlikely to happen any time soon. While it's 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, 2013 at 0:10
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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, 2013 at 13:30
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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, 2010 at 12:48

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