OpenVPN Access Server is a full-featured secure network tunneling VPN software solution that integrates OpenVPN server capabilities, enterprise management capabilities, simplified OpenVPN Connect UI, and OpenVPN Client software packages that accommodate Windows, MAC, and Linux OS environments.
Step 1 — Access the Administration Panel
1. Once you get your VPS running with OpenVPN, you can access the administration panel using the following details:
Login URL: https://your_vps_ip:943/admin/
Password: the one you provided when installing the template
When you first access the page, your browser might display a security warning because it is a self-signed certificate. Go ahead and accept the warning to proceed.
Step 2 — Complete the Configuration Wizard
Once you log in, follow the prompts provided by the Configuration Wizard to complete the setup of your VPN server. You'll need to establish settings like your routing mode, VPN settings, and more.
Step 3 — Create User Accounts
In the User Management section of the admin console, click on User Permissions. Here, you can add users and manage their access rights.
Step 4 — Connect to the VPN
You can connect to the VPN by accessing the client UI at https://your_server_ip:943 — log in and follow the prompts to download the VPN client:
Having a VPN on your VPS provides an additional layer of security for your online presence. It allows you to securely access your VPS server from anywhere, making it a great advantage when working remotely.
By following the steps provided in this guide, you can get OpenVPN Access Server installed and running on your VPS. If you encounter any issues, feel free to contact us for help!