Bridge a Remote Site Network with OpenVPN Access Server

Configure OpenVPN Access Server

openvpn_access_server_bridge-01_bridge_server-09_openvpn_passwd_access_server_configuration-01Post installation messages informs us to chance the openvpn user account password. Enter

sudo passwd openvpn

sudo: runs the password changer as the superuser to avoid any permission issues.
changes the password for the specified username.

You will be prompted to enter a new (UNIX) password. Make this password strong and hard to guess. It will be used in the web interface to login.

Confirm the new password.

Begin configuring OpenVPN Access Server by entering

sudo /usr/local/openvpn_as/bin/ovpn-init

We will delete the existing default configuration by typing


openvpn_access_server_bridge-01_bridge_server-10_openvpn_access_server_configuration-02If you’re not familiar with these type of text based installations, the default option is enclosed in brackets. Seeing [no] and pressing the enter key would mean you chose no. To change the option, you type-in the desired setting to change the option.

Accept the license agreement by typing


Answer these questions as follows:

Will this be the primary Access Server node? yes (default)

Please specify the network interface and IP address to be used by the Admin Web UI: all interfaces:

Please specify the port number for the Admin Web UI: 943 (default)

openvpn_access_server_bridge-01_bridge_server-11_openvpn_access_server_configuration-03Please specify the TCP port number for the OpenVPN Daemon: 443 (default)

Should client traffic be routed by default through the VPN: yes (default)

Should client DNS traffic be routed by default through the VPN: yes (default)

Use local authentication via internal DB: yes

Should private subnets be accessible to clients by default: yes (default)

openvpn_access_server_bridge-01_bridge_server-12_openvpn_access_server_configuration-04Do you wish to login to the Admin UI as “openvpn”: yes (default)

Please specify your OpenVPN-AS license key (or leave blank to specify later): **leave blank**

openvpn_access_server_bridge-01_bridge_server-13_openvpn_access_server_configuration-05The server will complete configuration. It will present details of the installation and URLs to access the server. Save these someplace safe.

To close the SSH session, enter


OpenVPN Access Server is configured!