Share home router VPN to family without disclosing username and password.

Billy Ma
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I have configured VPN and DDNS on my router so I can now connect my home router via my mobile.

My family would like to connect to my router even from oversea, how can I share this to them without disclosing my username and password to them?

I think the username and password are in the OVPN file when it generated by the router.
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RobertSystem Admin

Commented:
Any reason you cannot simply create them a separate user / password?
nociSoftware Engineer
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Or use a certificate for authenticaton?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You could make a separate tunnel for them (as per above) so that users other than you can access the network and computers inside. My router allows several remote access connections.
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Thank you for your reply.

I am using Nighthawk X6 R8000, but I cannot locate the function to set up multiple users.
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I found and read through the manual. It appears to only allow one user. So you need a different (commercial) router.
nociSoftware Engineer
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Why delete the question? An answer was given. in this case by john.
The answer appearantly is it cannot be done..., now you may be able to work around the limitation of the modem by:
f.e. port forward the openvpn port to another system and run an less restricted version of an openvpn server there

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