Quick Start Access Server Installation

About the page

We provide numerous methods for you to install OpenVPN Access Server. This page provides a quick start installation. Here we assume that you have access to a device with a Linux Operating System and are not using an already set instance of Access Server or a VMWare image. For more detailed information about Installing Access Server, read our OpenVPN Access Server Installations Options page.

Requirements for Installation

Installing Access Server

From our software packages download page, choose the Linux operating system for your server. Follow the instructions in the modal window that pops up to add the OpenVPN software repository for you and install Access Server.

After installation, a standard output displays in the terminal with necessary information to connect to your Admin Web UI. Here is an example below:

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Access Server 2.10.0 has been successfully installed in /usr/local/openvpn_as
Configuration log file has been written to /usr/local/openvpn_as/init.log

Access Server Web UIs are available here:
Admin UI: https://192.168.102.130:943/admin
Client UI: https://192.168.102.130.943 
Login as "openvpn" with "RR4ImyhwbFFq" to continue
(password can be changed on Admin UI)
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The output of the installation provides the Admin and Client UI addresses as well as a randomly generated password for your administrative user openvpn.

Note: Access Server versions older than 2.10 do not automatically generate a password. On older versions you set the password manually by typing passwd openvpn on the command line.

Enter the address for the Admin Web UI in a web browser and sign in as the openvpn user to configure Access Server. For a quick guide for your first time signing in please click here.

Upgrading Access Server

Depending on your server configurations, you may need to follow different steps to upgrade Access Server. Refer to Keeping OpenVPN Access Server Updated for details.