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Creating VPN with OpenVPN-AS (Access Server) on Ubuntu 10 and CentOS 5

openvpnWhen you feel confused to create a VPN using OpenVPN Community, as an alternative, you can use OpenVPN-AS (Access Server) where you can get free license with 2 concurent connections.

Step 1 : Make sure TUN divice is enable

To check your TUN device already enable, running this command:

# cat /dev/net/tun
cat: /dev/net/tun: File descriptor in bad state ==> This statement means yout TUN device you are already active

Step 2: Donwloading OpenVPN-AS package

CentOS 5 32BIT

# wget http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn-as-1.8.4-CentOS5.i386.rpm

CentOS 5 64BIT

# wget http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn-as-1.8.4-CentOS5.x86_64.rpm

Ubuntu 10 32 BIT


Ubuntu 10 64 BIT


Step 3 : Installing OpenVPN-AS Package


# rpm -i openvpn-as-1.8.4-CentOS5.x86_64.rpm


# dpkg -i openvpn-as-1.8.4-Ubuntu9.amd_64.deb

Step 4 : Configuring OpenVPN-AS Software

Go to OpenVPN-AS Admin-UI

https://your-hostname/admin or https://your-ip-address:943/admin

Make sure your OpenVPN-AS software is ON

openvpn-as status

Step 5 : Installing OpenVPN-AS Client Software

Login to https://your-hostname or https://your-ip-address:943 and download OpenVPN-AS client

openvpn client

source : openvpn.net

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