Solved RT-AC86U Asuswrt-Merlin v386.2_6 -- OpenVPN config - password saved in clear text

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I'm trying to configure my OpenVPN settings and I was unable to add or delete a VPN user at the router. I decided to see if the issue was reproducible via the SSH nvram route.
I cleared the parameter vpn_serverx_clientlist and the list in the GUI was also cleared. So I suspect it's an issue with the length of an encrypted password.

I re-added a user & password via the GUI and then re-checked the setting via nvram.
I was surprised to see the password I'd set in cleartext.

Is anyone else seeing the same behaviour?

[email protected]:/tmp/home/root# nvram get vpn_serverx_clientlist

UPDATE: After rebooting, the password is now encrypted.
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