This document assumes you have a working Linux Debian 6 install with the network connection already set up and working properly. In this guide our sample OpenVPN Access Server is on IP address 192.168.47.220 – if yours is on another IP, please adjust to match. We will be using PuTTY to connect to the server and perform the command line part of the installation procedure. A browser will be used to open the admin web interface to configure the public IP/hostname for the OpenVPN Access Server. Click on each blue line to see the accompanying screenshot for more information. Please note that the screenshots may contain references to a slightly older version of Access Server, so you may see Access Server 1.8.3 in some places where we actually are up to 1.8.4 right now.
Please note that in this example we assume that you are using a 64bits version of Linux Debian 6. If you’re using 32bits, use the 32bits installation file.
Here’s both the 32bits and the 64bits download URL’s you can copy and paste into PuTTY easily (pasting in PuTTY is done by right clicking).
x64 (64bits) version: http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn-as-1.8.4-Ubuntu10.amd_64.deb
x86 (32bits) version: http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn-as-1.8.4-Ubuntu10.i386.deb
After the installation has completed, you will see the address for the admin web interface clearly displayed, you will need this in a moment but first you MUST set a password for the admin web interface for OpenVPN Access Server. If you don’t, you can’t access your OpenVPN Access Server’s admin web interface at all.
Congratulations. You now have a working OpenVPN Access Server. Things on your to-do list now are deciding how to set up your user access system (PAM, local, LDAP, RADIUS), forwarding OpenVPN traffic to your OpenVPN Access Server (unless it’s already on a public IP) and of course figuring out how you want to do the routing/NATting to your networks and what access you wish to give your VPN clients. For all of this we refer you to our other documentation pages and guides.