Understanding OpenVPN Access Server’s Two Free Connections

When you launch OpenVPN Access Server, you can connect immediately with two free connections. How does it work? Read on to understand how you can get started testing your setup before needing to purchase a license.

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Getting started with two free simultaneous connections

Access Server is free to install and use for a maximum of two simultaneous VPN connections, so you can test everything without having to pay first.

These are the simple steps to access your two free connections:

  1. Choose your Access Server solution: software packages, virtual appliances, Amazon Cloud, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, or Digital Ocean
  2. Set it up in your preferred environment
  3. When prompted to enter your license during setup, simply leave it blank
  4. Connect up to two OpenVPN Clients simultaneously

Why OpenVPN?

OpenVPN is a full-featured, open source SSL VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations — including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, Wifi security, and enterprise scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine grained access controls.

OpenVPN has a long standing reputation as a leader in the open source community:

  • Download by 50M+ people since inception
  • The de-facto industry standard for VPN protocol
  • OpenVPN.net has more than 3M monthly visitors
  • PrivateTunnel.com, our consumer VPN, has nearly 1M monthly visitors
  • PrivateTunnel has 100K+ new monthly downloads
  • Named 100 fastest growing business in Bay Area by The San Francisco Times in 2018
  • Named Top 25 Amazon Cloud Solution Providers in 2018

Providing two free simultaneous connections for Access Server also supports the culture of our open source community and provides flexibility, scalability, and affordability.

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Built on the open source model

OpenVPN Access Server is built with the OpenVPN code -- a critical, open source project. The open source model gives you security through transparency, and is heavily scrutinized, audited, and quickly fixed.

Access Server also leverages OpenSSL and mbed TLS open source projects. For all of these, the code is scrutinized and the large community support ensures quick fixes. That’s the value of transparent, open source code.

In addition to the code transparency, the open source model includes test driving the product. “Try Before You Buy” provides you with complete access to all functionality within the software without any costs. You can thoroughly test the applicability and fit for your business before you purchase a license. This helps you save significant time on deployment when you decide it’s the best solution for you.

Transparency and costs are great perks of using open source software. Below are specific benefits you get with Access Server.

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Benefits of Access Server


Every fingerprint is unique. Similarly, every computer network is unique. We’ve built Access Server to support the flexibility of computer networks. Does it fit with your business needs? That’s the value of starting with two free connections. You can take your unique requirements and try out Access Server to fit with your fingerprint.


No matter the size of your business, you must address cybersecurity. Testing Access Server for free gets you set up with a VPN at no cost. Then, as you expand your network, we provide a simple way to scale. Adding licenses allows you to add connections, scaling your security. Think of it like spreading out a tent. All of your connections are protected from the weather inside of the tent. As your company grows, you simply add more stakes and extend the tent to protect your growing network.


Users praise our affordability. OpenVPN Access Server receives high marks from real-time unbiased user reviews on G2 Crowd and one of the most-loved features mentioned was affordability. It’s inexpensive to get started, easy to scale, and we provide special nonprofit and educational pricing.

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