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What is OpenVPN?

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As noted previously in our OpenVPN article, this is an open-source Windows software package used to create a secure, site-to-site tunneled VPN connection that provides remote access between two locations. In this tutorial, we will be setting up an OpenVPN server on a Windows server.

OpenVPN consists of three parts:

  • The OpenVPN-AS Server
  • The Admin Web Interface/Admin GUI
  • The Connection Clients

The OpenVPN Server

The OpenVPN server is the principal element of the OpenVPN-AS Server and manages the main functionality on the backend. Some functionality that is handled within the admin interface includes tunneling, routing, encryption, user management, authentication, and many other features. The OpenVPN server also consists of a WebGUI, which assists with control in several of the fundamental components of the software.

The Main WebGUI Administrative Interface

The main web-based GUI allows for the uncomplicated handling of the OpenVPN server elements. In the WebGUI, an admin can check routing options, privileges, network configurations, user validation, and other parameters. By default, an administrator can connect to the GUIWeb gateway by browsing to https://serverip:943/admin

The OpenVPN Connect Clients

The OpenVPN client is also an important part of the OpenVPN software. This application allows users to link to the VPN server directly in one of three ways. The VPN Client also offers the ability to download the user’s configuration file, which can be duplicated to other OpenVPN clients. The three options are:

  • Browser Connect Client – This is the browser-based connection tool for openvpn. The web address for users is https://serverip:943
  • OpenVPN Connect Client (Mac) – Simplistic single connection client
  • OpenVPN Connect Client (Linux/Windows) – This is the OpenVPN client (which is different from the main openvpn-as program). This software requires a configuration file to work correctly.

Section 1. Installing OpenVPN

Download and Install OpenVPN

On a Windows server, we begin by downloading the Windows installer and then running it on our Windows server. Once that has completed, we begin the configuration portion of the setup.

Configuration, Certificates and Keys

Step 1: Change Directory

  1. Open the Start menu and go to “Windows System” >> and then right click on “Command Prompt” then “More” and select “Run as Administrator.”
  2. Then, right click the menu item “Command Prompt”.
  3. On the “User Account Control” pop up window, click “Yes” to accept the program to make changes this the server.
  4. Browse to the following folder location using the cd command in the administrative command prompt.

Step 2: Configure OpenVPN Server

Only run init-config once during installation.
  1. Now, we can begin the OpenVPN configuration. Type in the following command.
  2. Next, we open the “vars.bat” file in the notepad text editor.
  3. Then, we will edit the subsequent lines switching the “US”, “CA,” settings that are consistent with your business’ location.
  4. Now, save the file and exit Notepad.
  5. Next, we will run the following commands.
The KEY_CN and KEY_NAME fields will be unique for each build request.

The KEY_CN and KEY_NAME settings refer to the common name field and the name of the certificate.

The KEY_OU setting refers to an “Organizational Unit” and can be set to whatever if there isn’t a requirement for it.

The PKCS11_ values refer to settings used for Hardware Security Modules and Smart Cards if you use them.

Step 3. Create Certificates and Keys

  1. To create the Certificate Authority (CA) certificate and key, we need to run the following command.
  2. This will prompt you to enter your country, state, and city. These options will also have default values, which appear within brackets. For the “Common Name,” the most beneficial choice is to choose a unique name to distinguish your company.
  3. Next, we initiate the server’s certificate and key using this command: – When prompted, enter the “Common Name” as “server”
    – When prompted to sign the certificate, enter “y”
    – When prompted to commit, enter “y”

Step 4. Create Client/Server Certificates and Keys

  1. First, we should create our keys using the following command.
  2. For each client that will be connecting to the server, we must choose a unique name to identify that user’s computer, such as “david-laptop” in the example below.
  3. Next, when prompted, we enter the “Common Name” as the name you have chosen for the client’s cert/key. We will repeat this step for every client computer that is going to connect to the VPN.
  4. Now, we need to generate the “Diffie Hellman” parameters using the build-dh command. This step is necessary to set up the encryption model.
  5. Next, we will generate a shared secret key (which is required when using tls-auth)

Section 2. Configure OpenVPN

OpenVPN provides sample configuration data which can easily be found using the start menu: Start Menu -> All Programs -> OpenVPN -> OpenVPN Sample Configuration Files

Configure Server

Step 1. Copy/Edit Files

  1. Let’s begin by copying the sample “server configuration” file over to the easy-rsa folder. Here is the command and its output:
  2. Next, we will need to edit the server.ovpn file.
  3. Now, locate the following lines within the file:
    And edit them as follows:
  4. Finally, save and close the file.

Step 2. Client Config Files

  1. Let’s begin by copying the sample “server configuration” file over to the easy-rsa folder. Here is the command and its output:
  2. Next, we will need to edit the server.ovpn file.
  3. Now, locate the following lines within the file:

    And edit them as follows:

  4. Finally, save and close the file.

Configure Client

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Step 1. Copy Files

  1. Now we can copy the following files on the client from C:Program FilesOpenVPNeasy-rsakeys toC:Program FilesOpenVPNconfig on the server using the robocopy command:
    -ca.crt
    -ta.key
    -dh2048.pem
    -server.crt
    -server.key
    -server.ovpn
  2. Now, we can copy the following files on the server from C:Program FilesOpenVPNeasy-rsakeys to C:Program FilesOpenVPNconfig for each client that will be using the VPN (e.g., david-laptop in this example)
    -ca.crt
    -ta.key
    -david-laptop.crt
    -david-laptop.key
    -david-laptop.ovpn
The space at the end of the path in each string is important.

Starting OpenVPN

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Next, on both the server and the client, we need to run OpenVPN from:
Start Menu -> All Programs -> OpenVPN -> OpenVPN GUI

Finally, double click the icon which appears in the system tray to start the connection. The subsequent dialog box will close upon an effective start.

Final Thoughts

Firewall Settings

If you have any connection difficulties, ensure you set up a rule on the server’s firewall allowing incoming UDP traffic on port 1194. (Win+R “wf.msc”)

Running OpenVPN as a Service

We can also run OpenVPN as a service, which will allow:

  • OpenVPN to be run from a non-administrative account.
  • OpenVPN to be started automatically on the systems startup. This is the preferred method to use on a server, as well as any clients which will be continually connecting to the server.
  • To run the Windows Service administrative tool:
    (Press Windows Key+R)
    Type in “services.msc” and press ‘Enter’ to start the services.msc tool. Next, locate the OpenVPN service, and reset its Startup Type to “automatic.” Optionally, you can start the service now if desired.

Security Tips

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We can also run OpenVPN as a service, which will allow:

  • OpenVPN to be run from a non-administrative account.
  • OpenVPN to be started automatically at the systems startup. This is the preferred method to use on a server, as well as any clients which will be continually connecting to the server.

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