What are the security concerns, when using OpenVPN and whole company has one client certificate, but for each client, it is exported with different password?

Should each client has its own certificate or is this solution acceptable to some degree?

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The acceptability depends entirely on the VPN partner and your policies and risk assessment. Obviously, with one certificate, it will be difficult to know which user is connected to the VPN. If that's not a problem for you or your VPN partner, then it's not a problem.


Each client should have its own certificate. When you eventually need to revoke the certificate, you'll lock out all your clients. For example if someone leaves the company, or a certain computer is compromised, you'll want to revoke that client certificate without affecting the rest of the clients.

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