How to Fix NordVPN Password Verification Failed Auth Error

NordVPN error for Password Verification ‘Auth’ is an issue that a lot of their customers are currently facing. There is a definite reason behind for sure, and if you try the fixes for each known reasons that your NordVPN account should work just fine. This is not a device-specific error, though, and it might show up in NordVPN browser extension, mobile application, or on the computer program. This error mostly shows up when people try to connect to a previously related server region.

The reason behind this error could be a corrupted installation, use of the special character in password or firewall restriction. Whatever may be your reason, we have compiled several fixes that will work for all of these. Now before getting on to the repairs, make sure your that your internet is working fine, and you are not on connected on any NordVPN server outages. Now check and see when you are getting this error, how many users are currently using the same account credentials to use their services.

Per account allows only a maximum of six users, so make sure that is not the issue. Also, visit NordVPN’s website and try logging in from here. If it works, then you were probably entering the wrong password beforehand. Once you have ensured that these are not the cases, later try the fixes mentioned below one by one.

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How to fix NordVPN password verification failed ‘Auth’?

Let us take a look at what you can try to get rid of this error. Undoubtedly one of these fixes will do the trick for you.

Fix 1 – Allowing the NordVPN through your system’s security/firewall:

Sometimes an antivirus or the windows defender blocks out applications and prevents them from running if they feel that they might cause damage to the system. Security applications do take care of network security, and that might result in a firewall blocking your VPN’s access to the internet to establish a connection. So you can try adding exceptions to your firewall program or disabling it entirely.

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  • Firstly, disable any antivirus program you have on your system by disabling the real-time protection. Furthermore, disable Windows defender, too, as even that may sometimes act up and block NordVPN’s access.
  • If you don’t want to disable your security program altogether, then add the following exceptions to your application. Then the program won’t be causing issues to NordVPN.

%ProgramFiles% (x86)\NordVPN\NordVPN.exe

%ProgramFiles% (x86)\NordVPN\nordvpn-service.exe

%ProgramFiles% (x86)\NordVPN\Resources\Binaries\64bit\openvpn-nordvpn.exe

%ProgramFiles% (x86)\NordVPN\Resources\Binaries\32bit\openvpn-nordvpn.exe

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  • After disabling the security programs, or after adding exceptions to it, try logging in to your account again using your credentials. If the same error shows up, then try the next fix.

Fix 2 – Relogging into your NordVPN account:

Sometimes a simple log out and log in fixes the issue. You can do it on the extension, app, or program. For convenience, we will show you how to do it on the windows program. You can do the same with the app or extension following the same procedure as per the interface.

  • Open the NordVPN app and click on the gear(settings) icon in the interface.
  • This will open up the settings menu. Now on the left side of that window, there you will see the option Log Out at the end. Click on it
  • Restart your system and then try logging into your account again.

If the same error shows up again, try the next fix.

Fix 3 – Change your NordVPN password:

If you use special characters while setting up your password, or if many users have gained access to your account, then you can get this error. So to counter that, try changing your password and don’t share your new password with anyone again.

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  • Open the NordVPN program and click on the gear(settings) icon in the interface.
  • This will open up the settings menu. Now on the left side of that window, there you will see the option Log Out at the end. Click on it
  • Open your web browser and go to the NordVPN login page.
  • Log in using your account credentials and then click on the option Change password. Click on Send Reset Link button you see at the bottom.
  • Open the email you have linked with your NordVPN account and then check for the password reset email from NordVPN. Open that email and click on the reset link provided there.
  • Now set the new password and remember not to use special characters with it.
  • Open up the NordVPN program on your system again and try logging into your account using the new login password.

If even now you see the same error, then try the next fix mentioned below.

Fix 4 – Disable CyberSec, Invisibility on LAN and Obfuscated Servers Settings:

NordVPN program has a common bug in its code that often shows up the Password Verification ‘Auth’ error when you turn on CyberSec, Invisibility on LAN, and Obfuscated Servers in the settings menu. Disabling it has solved this error for several users. You should try it too and see for yourself if it works out.

  • Open the NordVPN program and click on the gear(settings) icon to open up the settings menu.
  • Now click on the General tab and disable the toggle for CyberSec on the right side.
  • Next, click on the Advanced Tab, and on the right-hand side, disable the toggle for Invisibility on Lan and Obfuscated Servers.
  • Close the program and restart your system. Open the VPN client once again and see if the problem is now fixed.

Fix 5 – Reinstalling NordVPN application/browser extension:

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Sometimes, merely reinstalling the application can fix most of your issues. So you could try that with this error too.

  • Press and hold the Windows + R keys, and you will see the Rundialog box. Here in the box, enter “appwiz.cpl” and hit the Enter button or click on the Ok button.
  • Now you are in the programs and features window, which has a list of every application on your system. Scroll and look for your NordVPN, NordVPN Network TAP and NordVPN Network TUN
  • Uninstall all these three applications.
  • After the uninstallation is complete, go to NordVPN’s download page and download the latest version of the application.
  • Install the latest version and then restart your system. After that, launch NordVPN and see if the same error shows up again when you put in your login credentials.

So there you have it, all the possible fixes for NordVPN’s Password Verification ‘Auth’ error. If you have any queries, then comment down below. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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