In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install OpenVPN access server on Ubuntu. Please see the official OpenVPN website for minimum system requirements.
Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu
As always, first make sure that your system has up-to-date packages.
apt update apt upgrade
Next, install required dependencies.
apt install ca-certificates wget net-tools gnupg
Add the OpenVPN server to your repository list.
wget -qO - https://as-repository.openvpn.net/as-repo-public.gpg | apt-key add - echo "deb http://as-repository.openvpn.net/as/debian focal main">/etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvpn-as-repo.list apt update
Finally, install the OpenVPN access server.
apt install openvpn-as
Access the Admin Dashboard
You can access the OpenVPN administrator dashboard at https://<your-ip>:943/admin or https://<your-domain>:943/admin. In either case, the default username is openvpn.
You will need to set the password for the openvpn user. You can do this with the passwd command.
OpenVPN Client Setup
In the admin dashboard, you can add users under User Management. Users can access the OpenVPN server at https://<your-ip>:943 or https://<your-domain>:943 where they can login and download the client software for their device. Supported operating systems include Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.