How to Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu

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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.

passwd openvpn

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.

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