Configure, build and install the OpenVPN Access Server on your Mac
The OpenVPN software archive includes the source code for the secure access server: to actually use the utility, you must start by compiling the code via the Terminal app. Note that the OpenVPN package includes an Install text document that provides details about the process.
The OpenVPN system comprises three different elements: the OpenVPN Server, the Admin User Interface, or the Admin Web Interface, and the Connect Client. The server component is the one that does all the work in the background: encryption, user management, authentication, tunneling, and so on.
Route your internet traffic through a VPN to protect your privacy
OpenVPN allows you to connect to the internet via a Virtual Private Network in order to secure your traffic from prying eyes. The best part is that, after the server is configured, you can manage and customize the OpenVPN Access Server behavior via a more user friendly web interface.
The available options include the possibility to use layer 2 or layer 3 routing, to change the user permissions, to modify the server network settings, or to handle web server and authentication certificates. Last but not least, you can employ the Connect Client component to access the VPN directly through the web browser.
Powerful VPN solution that can be used to securely access remote networks
The OpenVPN system offers you the possibility to create an OpenVPN server and direct your internet traffic through a secure channel. The server does all the heavy work (routing, tunneling, encryption, authentication), while the user can customize the its configuration via a user friendly web admin interface.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on December 10th, 2014
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- systemd: Reworked the systemd unit file to handle server and client configs better
- Add client-only support for peer-id
- Fix to --shaper documentation on the man-page
- Fix assertion error when using --cipher none
Application descriptionOpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accommodate a wide range of configurations, including remote acc...