FAQ General


OpenVPN Access Server supports many different management systems. OpenVPN Access Server has its own Local authentication system which uses its own local database.  OpenVPN Access Server can also authenticate against external authentication systems.

The currently supported authentication systems are:


  •   Local Authentication (built-in)
  •  PAM: the user local database on the Access Server Unix host
  • LDAP, including Active Directory


The user authentication system may reside on the same server as the Access Server (as is always the case when PAM is chosen). Alternatively, it can reside on a separate server, as long as it is reachable by the Access Server via either the private or public network.