OpenVPN Self-Hosted / Access Server

A VPN Solution Engineered for SMB

Provide secure access to your private business network, in the cloud or on-premise. Access Server is free to install and use with a maximum of 2 simultaneous VPN connections.

Product Features

Easy Management
Admin Portal
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Access Control System
By IP address
By Protocol
By Port
One Click VPN Client distribution
Available for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows.
Multiple Authentication Modes
2FA, RADIUS, LDAP, Active Directory, PAM, SAML
Access Server Cluster
Active/ Active redundancy.
Search, download, and view detailed client access logs.

Thousands of businesses trust OpenVPN to create an economical, isolated, and secure private network.

Access Server pricing is based on the needed number of simultaneous VPN connections, which means you only pay for what you need.

With our subscription model, users can share keys across multiple servers, quickly scale connections up or down to maximize their usage and streamline the overheads of maintaining a secure network.

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Access Server Use Cases

Secure Remote Access
Whether you have servers in your office, an off-site data center, or a cloud-based system containing all of your data, OpenVPN Access Server can provide secure remote access.
Site-to-site connectivity to bring networks together
Use OpenVPN Access Server to interconnect your private networks spread among multiple sites and public Clouds to each other. OpenVPN protocol compatible routers can also be used to securely make your network part of the VPN.
Protect screen sharing and remote desktop communications
Add a layer of protection to remote desktop protocol (RDP) and other desktop screen sharing services by enforcing use of VPN with strong authentication, and network access authorization to just use of RDP to a specific computer.
Encrypt sensitive IoT communications
Transmit sensitive financial transactions from Point of Sale (PoS) systems, telemetry information from security systems, and data communications from other internet-connected devices safely and securely over a VPN to your IT infrastructure.
Secure Access to Cloud-Based Systems
You can extend the benefits of an IaaS cloud provider to your VPN server by using one of our preconfigured solutions.

What our customers have to say about OpenVPN Access Server

Joseph Ancion
System Analyst / Mach Alert Inc
OpenVPN has allowed us to be able to use different profiles with each user so that each user can decide how they want to use their connection to our facility.
Mike Munro
IT Manager / Redspace
We deal with a lot of high profile clients and we deal with a lot of secure data and OpenVPN provides us with that end-to-end security.
Ben Alexander
V.P. of Product / PMG
It's been a huge impact to our work because it makes us more efficient & focused on our core jobs.

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Access Server comes with 2 free VPN connections for you to explore the features and capabilities.

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Detailed Capabilities

Connection Support

Provides Layer 3 virtual private networking using OpenVPN protocol. OpenVPN protocol uses SSL/TLS with client and server certificates to perform key exchange and mutual authentication. OpenVPN is firewall and web proxy friendly as encrypted traffic is tunneled via UDP or TCP.

Database Support

Supports MySQL (defaults to SQLite database)

Client Configuration

IP address, DNS servers, WINS server, specific routes, client-side scripts.

Virtualization Support

Prepared VM images are available for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESXI

Authentication Methods

Supports local user database, Pluggable Authentication Modules(PAM), LDAP, secure LDAP, Active Directory, SAML, and RADIUS

X.509 certificate PKI solution is built-in. Integration with external PKI is available.

‘MAC address lock’ as an additional security method is supported.

Multi-factor authentication is supported in various forms. For example, Google Authenticator is built-in, and two-factor authentication using smart cards, Duo Security, or other TOTP based token generator can be added as a plug-in User name/password authentication

Security Protections

Software firewall can be configured with access control rules to specify which user or group has access to what IP addresses or subnets, and if VPN clients can route to each other or not.

Access to services can be controlled by IP address, protocol, and ports

Compliant with FIPS restrictions


Full-tunnel and split-tunnel redirection are possible (all VPN client Internet traffic goes through the VPN tunnel, or only specified traffic).

Client OS Support

OpenVPN Connect clients are available for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. OpenVPN open source client is included in all major Linux distributions.

Management Tools

Command Line Interface (CLI), XML-RPC API, and Administration web portal

Availability, Failover

Multiple Access Servers can be configured to form a Cluster allowing a VPN client to connect to any of the available Access Servers using the same credentials.

UCARP-based primary-secondary failover for LAN deployments.

Routing Support

Direct Connection (Server set in SNAT mode) – All communication needs to be initiated from the VPN clients in this mode

Routed Connection (Server in static route as gateway to VPN clients) – VPN clients as well as devices on the internal network can initiate connections

Site-to-Site routing using a suitable Linux-based system configured as Gateway at one site while using a routed connection to Server at the other site

Ease of Client Deployment

Users can download pre-configured client software, or connection profiles for their device directly from your deployed Access Server’s User Web Portal.


A typical server can handle up to 1,500 concurrent connections carrying real-world traffic.


Detailed client access logs are searchable, downloadable, and viewable.

Linux OS Support

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Amazon Linux 2, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian.


Customizable Server Portal branding

Cloud Image Availability

Amazon Web Services (available from AWS Marketplace). Both BYOL and Tiered

Microsoft Azure (available from Azure Marketplace)

Google Cloud (available from Google Cloud Platform Marketplace)

Oracle Cloud (available from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace)

Digital Ocean (available from the Digital Ocean Marketplace)