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Launch OpenVPN Access Server in just three minutes

Our IT Operations Engineer Justin Leber show you how in this simple step-by-step tutorial

In this tutorial

This tutorial guides you through an Ubuntu setup. Follow the same steps by substituting the appropriate commands for most other Linux distros.

Launch OpenVPN Access Server on Linux:

  1. Login to Ubuntu with root privileges
  2. Install OpenVPN Access Server using the official OpenVPN Access Server repository through our software package page.
  3. Select your Linux distribution and version.
  4. Copy the commands from the website to add the repository to your system and install the Access Server package.
  5. After Access Server installs with default configuration, take note of the admin UI and client UI URLs that display.
  6. Set a password for the bootstrap OpenVPN user.
  7. Open a web browser and paste the admin UI URL into the address bar.
  8. Click through the security warning (from a self-signed certificate that comes with Access Server to start).
  9. Login with your bootstrap user credentials.
  10. Read and agree to the End User License Agreement.
  11. You’ve finished the initial installation.