When generating a key for OpenVPN client, there's this command:

./build-key client1

where I should name a client. I wonder, what should I name them? Can it be their email? Or something like "client_#{client_id_from_db}"?

  • Whatever you want so long as you can relate it to the correct client.
    – user9517
    Aug 17 '16 at 18:41

You can use anything that will help you identify who or what device is connected to your VPN. I usually use people names for desktop/laptop VPN client and hostname when I connect servers to the VPN.

  • can I rename an existing client later?
    – Johshi
    Aug 18 '16 at 2:46

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