As I was following: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-and-configure-an-openvpn-server-on-ubuntu-22-04 and everything worked as expected, connecting from a Windows machine pop ups the tittle error. Meanwhile connecting from an Android Devide pops
Failed to parse profile: crypto_alg: SHA256key-direction: not found
Any guess about what went wrong?
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The error message that you are getting indicates that there is a problem with the
crypto_algdirective in your OpenVPN configuration file.
There are a few things you can try to troubleshoot this issue:
Check the syntax of your configuration file. Make sure that there are no errors or typos in the file.
Check the version of OpenVPN that you are using. Some older versions of OpenVPN may not support the
crypto_algdirective. If this is the case, you will need to update to a newer version of OpenVPN.
Check the client configuration file. Make sure that the client configuration file is correctly specifying the key-direction option.
Check the server logs. The OpenVPN server logs may contain additional information about the error. You can find the server logs in the
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.