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Installing and Configuring OpenVPN (Windows)

To use a VPN, you have to install the OpenVPN software on the local PC and then configure it. In the Access section, you can download a zip file with the necessary configuration files. To install OpenVPN:

Prerequisites:

You have administrator rights.

You have already created a VPN in the Cloud Panel.

You have logged in to your local PC.

  1. Download the OpenVPN software.

    OpenVPN is available as a 32-bit and a 64-bit version.

  2. To start the installation, double-click the installation file.
  3. Click Next.
  4. To accept the license terms, click I Agree.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Optional: Enter the following target folder: C:/Program Files/OpenVPN
  7. Click Install.

    The following message will be displayed:

    Do you want to install this device software?

    Name: TAP-Windows Provider V9 Network adapter

    Publisher: OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.

  8. Click Install.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Finish.

To configure OpenVPN:

You have logged in to your Control Panel.

You are in the Cloud Panel.

  1. Click Network > VPN .
  2. Activate the desired VPN.
  3. To download the configuration file, click Download in the Acces section.

  4. Save the zip file.

    Note: This zip file contains the configuration files.
  5. Extract the zip file to the desired folder.
  6. Open the folder you extracted the configuration files into.
  7. Optional: If you did not install OpenVPN in the target folder C:/Program Files/OpenVPN, you have to open the OpenVPN configuration file with the extension .ovpn and change the following entries:
    • ca "<YOUR-INSTALLATION-PATH>\config\ca.crt"
    • cert "<YOUR-INSTALLATION-PATH>\config\<vpnID>.crt"
    • key "<YOUR-INSTALLATION-PATH>\config\<vpnID>.key"
  8. Copy the following files:
    • server security certificate, e.g. ca.crt
    • client security certificate, e.g. vpn1234B_1.crt
    • KEY-file, e.g. vpn1234B_1.key
    • OpenVPN configuration file, e.g. vpn1234B_1.ovpn
  9. Paste the files into the following folder: C:/Programs (x86)/OpenVPN/config or C:/Programs/OpenVPN/config

    OpenVPN has been configured.