Starting (openvpn) script when using WPS-Button


I‘m relatively new and like to experiment with features. However I could not find the right topics to solve my following request:

I want to enable (and Save & apply) my openvpn setting, when clicking the button on my repeater.
On the other hand it should disable when clicking on the button again.

This is my setting:

Is this request possible and if yes, could you please give me directions to the right topics so I can solve it?

Thank you!

You can do this with the hotplug button functionality (I've done this exact thing).

Let us know if you have questions or difficulty.


Thank you so much for the reply!

I almost got it. My only difficult now is to write a functional action.

Could you tell me what I have to write in the „.handler= …“ to enable the vpn service?


/etc/init.d/openvpn start

No, according to configuration, openvpn is enabled as service, and just flag 'enabled' of instance is modified. Something like:
uci set openvpn.NordVPN_US_10064.enabled=1;uci commit openvpn

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This will select the specific profile/config file to use, but OpenVPN will not start when you run this command.

The one I posted earlier will start the VPN service (the assumption, when starting the service, is that a config file is already selected, as was true in the screenshot).


Thank you both so much for the help!

It‘s working perfectly now :slight_smile:

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