OpenVPN Cloud Host

What is it?

A Host represents a server running on the customer’s private network that the VPN is directly extended to, by running a Connector on the same computing instance as the server.

Who should use this?

The administrator needs to configure the Host and install the Connector on the same server that needs to be part of the VPN.

Why should I use this?

Configuring Hosts provides an easy way to make Applications defined by domain names or IP services defined by subnets available to the VPN without the need for Site-to-Site networking or making the Network that the Host resides in a part of the VPN. This is particularly useful in applying granular policy-based access and ZTNA best practices.

A Host receives a static VPN IP address that can be used to reach the server when connected to the VPN.

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When should I make use of this?

An example of extending the VPN using Hosts would be when a group of remote users (for example Contractors) need access to a specific private service being provided by that host.