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Get your VPN server ready to use in one-click with the OpenVPN InstantApp
OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. The OpenVPN InstantApp is a fast and simple way to protect your online privacy and surf anonymously.
OpenVPN InstantApp comes with:
A client configuration profile to setup your client
You have installed a VPN client on your local machine
There are three steps to begin with the OpenVPN InstantApp
Create and start a new instance using the OpenVPN InstantApp
Download the client profile on your local machine
Configure your client
Step 1 - Create and start a new instance using the OpenVPN InstantApp
Before starting, click the “Create a Server” button in the control panel.
You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the OpenVPN image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Server:
The server is starting with a fully configured and ready to use OpenVPN server.
Step 2 - Create a VPN user
The OpenVPN server running, connect it with ssh. The message of the day (MOTD) when you connect your server displays the path and the url to retrieve the VPN client file that we will use to connect to the VPN server.
Step 1 - Create a new user using scw-vpn
Once your instance is ready, you can create a new user with the scw-ovpn tool:
To create a new user run it with the following command scw-ovpn create CLIENTNAME. It will automatically generate the configuration for the client CLIENTNAME.
You can download the configuration file from your server either via SSH or by starting a HTTP server that provides an URL to download the files directly on your computer: scw-ovpn serve CLIENTNAME
Download the configuration file from the URL displayed in the MOTD. We assume that you have already installed a VPN client.
Open the configuration with you VPN client.
Once the configuration is loaded, start a new connection using the VPN profile we just installed.
You are now connected and all your traffic is routed through the OpenVPN server. You can validate is fine by looking that your public IP match the public IP of the server.
With the OpenVPN InstantApp you can easily protect your online privacy and surf anonymously. No heavy setup actions are required to get it works and create secure point-to-point connections.
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