What is it?
A Connector is a term used to describe a special type of Device (OpenVPN Cloud Device) whose primary function is to provide OpenVPN Cloud connectivity to a private network subnet (OpenVPN User VPN Subnet) or private application server (OpenVPN Cloud Host).
A connector is an unattended Client application that is always connected to the OpenVPN Cloud for the purpose of:
- Providing inbound access from the VPN to Private Network
- If applicable, providing inbound access to Internet traffic from the VPN to the Private Network
- Providing outbound access from Private Network to VPN
A connector is configured to connect to any one specific VPN Region
Who should use this?
The Administrator needs to configure a Network or Host. Connectors are part of Network and Host configuration. Once Connector is configured, the Connector app can be downloaded by the administrator onto the computing device that will initate a VPN connection to OpenVPN Cloud VPN Region. The profile to be used with the Connector client software can be downloaded too.
Why should I use this?
Configuring a Connector is required to download the Profile that is to be used to connect a Network or Host to OpenVPN Cloud and make it a part of your VPN. A connector is required for Point to Site, Site to Site and Point to Application Server VPN solutions. For example, Connector is required to provide VPN access to office network or a specific Application Server within your private office network.