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AppHub allows you to share your private applications with other businesses. This page provides information about AppHub and how to use it.

AppHub provides a platform to securely consume and distribute applications between businesses, creating a secure extranet.

You can share your applications with other businesses. They can be existing CloudConnexa customers or new to CloudConnexa. You can also subscribe to applications distributed to you by others.

You will not get any unsolicited application invitations from OpenVPN, nor does OpenVPN facilitate or participate in any monetary transactions or service agreements between businesses.

These B2B application exchanges are meant to happen between businesses working closely or between multiple WPCs under the same company.

Your users will continue to connect to your WPC but can also access applications distributed to you via AppHub and your internal applications.

Watch the video below for a quick introduction.

AppHub Terms

App Provider: A business that wants to provide access to one of its Applications to others.

App Client: A business that has been requested to access an Application belonging to another.


A business can be both an App Provider and an App Client.

Application Sharing: The process that facilitates the App Provider in granting permission to access an application to the App Client and for the App Client to accept the same. It also includes the actual ability of CloudConnexa to route the traffic from the App Client to the authorized App Provider's application.

Invitation: The first step in the Application Sharing process in which the App Provider enters the email address or Cloud ID of the App Client as an invitee to share the application with.

Shared Application:An Application that has been shared using AppHub.


An App Client cannot provide access to others for a Shared Application.

AppHub Usage Examples

Example 1: Sharing between two businesses that use CloudConnexa

'Acme Inc.' manufactures chairs. 'Chairs R Us' is a wholesaler of chairs. Both use CloudConnexa for remote access and also conduct business with one another. 'Chairs R Us' is undergoing modernization of its Supply Chain Management (SCM) software and wants API integration with its vendors. 'Acme Inc.' uses AppHub as an App Provider . It shares access to their inventory application's API endpoints by sending an Invitation with Cloud ID or the Owner email address of 'Chairs R Us' WPC. 'Chairs R Us' is the App Client and approves the Shared Application. The SCM system connected to the WPC of 'Chairs R Us' can now make API calls to the inventory app connected to the WPC of 'Acme Inc.'

Example 2: Sharing between multiple WPCs of the same business

'Acme Inc.' owns two WPCs: and The first one is to be used only by IT staff that have privileged access to systems. The second one is for site-to-site networking and connects the networks of Acme Inc. factories in various locations. The CloudConnexa Administrator of Acme Inc. wants to provide IT staff access to systems in the different factories. Instead of deploying Connectors in all the factories for the WPC, the Administrator shares the Applications configured in WPC with In this case, the App Provider is, and the App Client is The Invitation is sent using 'it-admins-acme' as the Cloud ID.

Example 3: Sharing with a business not using CloudConnexa

Acme Inc. has hired an accounting company to carry out a financial audit. The accounting company needs access to Acme Inc.'s financial applications. Instead of onboarding the team of accountants as Acme Inc. contractors, they share the various financial applications by sending an Invitation to the IT department of the accounting company using an email address. For example, The IT department person of the accounting company signs up for a CloudConnexa account with the same email address as the one used in the Invitation and approves the access to the shared applications. The IT Admin then adds the accountants responsible for Acme Inc.'s account as Users. The accountants connect to the accounting company's WPC and get access to Acme Inc.'s financial apps. Once the audit is complete, Acme Inc. revokes the sharing permission for the accounting company.

Application Sharing Flow

The Application Sharing flow will start with the App Provider sending an invitation to the App Client. Refer to App Provider Sends an Invitation To Share an Application.

The App Client receives an email invitation. Refer to Invitee Receives Email Invitation for Shared Application.

The App Client can choose to accept or decline the invitation. Refer to Invitee Approves Access To Shared Application. The App Client can immediately access the shared application upon acceptance of the invitation. Refer to App Client Accesses the Shared Applications

The App Provider gets an email notification of the App Client's response to the invitation. Refer to App Provider Receives Notification of Approved Shared Application.

The App Client can optionally set up Access Group for controlling access to the shared application. Refer to App Client Controls Access to the Shared Applications.