OpenVPN Security Advisory: Dec 14, 2018
Action needed: Important update for OpenVPN Access Server

how to add authorized users to the vpn


Initially, the Access Server virtual appliance uses PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) to authenticate VPN client users. This means that a VPN user must have a valid account (username and password) on the virtual Linux appliance. To add a user account to the appliance, use the Linux shell:

useradd thelonious
passwd thelonious
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:

Alternatively, if your virtual appliance is running on a Windows host (e.g., using VMware Player) and your Windows system uses Active Directory, you can configure the Access Server to use LDAP authentication with the Access Server. See the "Help" page in the "LDAP" page of the Access Server Admin Web UI for more information.

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