Azure Frequently Asked Questions
When configuring OpenVPN Access Server on your Azure virtual machine, there is a step where you set up security groups. We have already preconfigured the rules for this so there is no need to create additional rules under NIC network security group. Under Configure network security group, when you click on Create new, you’ll see the preconfigured settings we’ve defined. You can review them and click OK.
Your OpenVPN Access Server resource on Azure needs a Static IP address, rather than a dynamic one. You should assign this when you are creating your resource. To do this, you’ll find it under the Networking setup step.
Under Public IP, click on Create new and choose from the options that pop up on the right. Enter a Name for the IP, the SKU, and select Static under Assignment.
This step is especially important if you will be getting a commercial SSL certificate that would be valid for your VPN administration portal. Selecting a static IP makes it easier for you to point your DNS records to the correct IP address for a custom domain or FQDN for your VPN server.
OpenVPN Access Server Configuration
If you need to set up routing, rather than the default NAT, for users connecting to your VPN, you will need to enable IP forwarding and create and assign route tables within your Azure network. To do this, followed the step-by-step instructions on our Azure Quick Start Guide.
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