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Key Terms


We use the following terms in the Access Server knowledge base:

Access Server

The VPN server software, hosted on a Linux operating system.

Access Server portal

The portal on the OpenVPN website where you manage your subscriptions, billing, support and can find Access Server installation instructions.

Admin Web UI

Access Server's web server used by the administrator to configure the VPN server.


A device running OpenVPN client software used to connect to Access Server.

Client Web UI

Access Server's web server used by clients to download OpenVPN Connect and configuration profiles.

connection profile

A file with the information for a VPN client to securely connect to Access Server.

OpenVPN Connect

The VPN client app to connect to Access Server.


An individual attempting remote access to private network resources via the public internet.

user credentials

A username and password used to authenticate a user.