Passepartout is an user-friendly OpenVPN® client.
Passepartout aims at ease of use, by integrating seamlessly with the iOS platform. Forget about all the tricky aspects of setting up a VPN connection to an OpenVPN server. Passepartout is a clear-cut client that fully focuses on a stable VPN tunnel, without bothering you with complexities you don't need to know about.
Passepartout will not engage any unrequested background activity other than the VPN tunnel, thus being also friendlier to firewalls.
Passepartout is open source: https://github.com/passepartoutvpn
- Incredible ease of use, with native look & feel.
- Handle your profiles in one single place.
- No web services, ads or any undesired bloat besides the VPN itself.
- Fine-tune encryption without tweaking any configuration file.
- Pick pre-resolved endpoints when DNS is problematic.
- Trust cellular or Wi-Fi networks to fine-grain your connectivity.
- Convenient presets for major VPN networks:
- Private Internet Access
- ...more soon!
- Import .ovpn configuration files.
- Full transparency on what servers you're connecting to.
Passepartout is a non-official client and is in no way affiliated with OpenVPN Inc.
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Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic OpenVPN alternative.
Passepartout trims off the fat of OpenVPN's stock iOS client, focusing on being efficient, lightweight, and secure, while still packing in robust configuration settings and useful features. One unique feature of note to me is trusted networks: Passepartout can automatically disconnect you from your VPN upon connecting to trusted network(s) of your choice. For example, your VPN could automatically disconnect anytime you connect to your home network, and automatically reconnect upon disconnecting from it. This is extremely useful for anyone who has a VPN configured on a network level at home, but wants to be protected when on the go without any manual work. Passepartout can achieve this! Not to be cliché here, but overall, it just works. And without any added fluff! I reckon I'll be using Passepartout for a long time to come.
Has features that don’t exist in the OpenVPN app
When I saw this app, I wanted to give it a shot because of its simplistic look. Not overall fancy and close to the style guide of IOS.
The feature that I love the most is the ability to conditionally turn on VPN connections based on the network your phone is currently using. For instance I want to be connected to my vpn when on my cell network but not when I’m home. Being able to conditionally do that is great.
It has a nice ability to stay connected and continues to work well. Due to my poor vpn profile configuration, it was able to tell me what features it could not use which is convenient.
The reddit community for support has been great and continues to help assist me when I have questions.
It does everything it says it will, quickly and efficiently. Not heavy on battery use. Only current issue is that many VPN providers use “compression framing” (comp-lzo) in their protocol which causes the app to connect but not transfer any data. Until VPN providers change that, they won’t work with this app. I can confirm that Mullvad VPN works great with this app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.