Go Back   DaemonForums > OpenBSD > OpenBSD Packages and Ports

OpenBSD Packages and Ports Installation and upgrading of packages and ports on OpenBSD.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 20th November 2022
Entropic Entropic is offline
Join Date: Nov 2022
Posts: 77
Default ExpressVPN, Lastpass and a secure browser

Hi all,

I'm an OpenBSD noob who last played with command lines in the mid 1990s when I was a spotty teenager modifying Doom II maps. I've just managed after a lot of effort to get OpenBSD 7.2 installed on a 10 year old HP Probook 6470B and am keen to use it to go about updating the passwords on all my online accounts knowing I'm protected by the most secure OS available..

Notwithstanding OpenBSD's stout in built security I think I need to secure my internet connection. I use a dual router configured in a LAN-WAN configuration to bolster security (inner router connected to internet facing outer router per this great guide by Michael Horowitz here

[1 - VPN Client]

I'm currently subscribed to ExpressVPN which I've found pretty solid over the last 4 years, so I figure I might as well continue using this, unless someone else has a better suggestion?. If I do continue with ExpressVPN, how do I get this setup on a fresh OpenBSD install? I've read about it briefly in the officlal guide here but I've heard bad things about the security of IKEV2 or L2TP, and it says nothing about OpenVPN which AFAIK would be the only option for me in sticking with ExpressVPN. Above all, remember I'm new to this OS and doing anything in the command line is slow and error prone, so ideally I just download an ExpressVPN port and just get it working out of the box... Is there a port? I certainly couldn't find one on the ports pages linked below..

[2 - Password Manager]

I've found a port of the Lastpass password manager on the ports page here but with the last update being April 2019 I'm wondering about (1) whether it will still work (2) the security even if it does work? Does anyone else here use Lastpass client on their OpenBSD system? Any tips?

Lastly, I understand there's Firefox available for OpenBSD. Once I figure out how to install it will it just be a matter of doing the usual lockdown options such as disabling media.peerconnect etc. (disable WebRTC) and disabling trackers etc. via the standard GUI menu options within Firefox (as I'm familiar with?)

Thanks in advance for any tips.
Reply With Quote
  #2   (View Single Post)  
Old 20th November 2022
jggimi's Avatar
jggimi jggimi is offline
More noise than signal
Join Date: May 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 7,973

If you want to use ExpressVPN with OpenBSD, you'll have to select one of the available client technologies that will interoperate with that company's servers.

The lastpass-cli utility is described as "an open-source command-line interface to the popular LastPass password management service." The most recent release of that tool is 1.3.3, which was released on April 15, 2019. It is copyright 2014-2019, by LastPass. (Source https://github.com/lastpass/lastpass-cli)

Firefox is available from packages, either as "firefox" or "firefox-esr" (for the extended support release) and with a wide variety of available language packs, also. Please read the OpenBSD "package README" file at /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes/firefox, as the application has been additionally secured with OpenBSD-specific pledge(2) and unveil(2) services to limit its behavior and access. These changes have operational impact -- such as directory access -- that you will need to be aware of.

Last edited by jggimi; 20th November 2022 at 12:25 PM. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote
  #3   (View Single Post)  
Old 4th June 2023
yukiteruamano yukiteruamano is offline
New User
Join Date: Nov 2022
Posts: 3

For VPN, you can use Wireguard or OpenVPN configs (OVPN) in OpenBSD, not problem with this options.
Reply With Quote
  #4   (View Single Post)  
Old 4th June 2023
frcc frcc is offline
Don't Worry Be Happy!
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: hot,dry,dusty,rainy,windy,straight winds, tornado,puts the fear of God in you-Texas
Posts: 335

If you have installed and configured VPN on other systems your expertise level is above beginner.
However with a fresh install of OpenBSD it pays to read your "mail" which is installed along with the distro. It does have some helpful tips.
In addition, take a look at adding packages using "Pkg_add" as root. You can use the man pages for info on this command.
Also, you will need to be able to use root commands on the system. People here can help you choose and configure the best way to accomplish that, as there are diff configurations.

Last edited by frcc; 4th June 2023 at 01:04 PM. Reason: clarify
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Security Fake browser inside real browser - space saving UIs are not secure e1-531g News 1 16th March 2022 07:28 PM
How to Run a More Secure Browser J65nko General software and network 1 11th June 2021 09:26 PM
LastPass hacked rocket357 News 0 16th June 2015 09:50 PM
how to secure my ftp? milo974 OpenBSD Security 3 4th August 2009 03:47 PM
Is this secure? Ungenious OpenBSD Security 4 30th November 2008 02:27 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick