OpenVPN User Guide

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					                                               OpenVPN User Guide
                                            documentation for Skeda clients




Table of Contents
Installing OpenVPN............................................................................................................................. 2
   License Agreement.......................................................................................................................... 3
   Choose Components........................................................................................................................ 3
   Choose Install Location................................................................................................................... 4
   Installing.......................................................................................................................................... 5
   Installation Complete....................................................................................................................... 6
Post Installation.................................................................................................................................... 7
   Connecting....................................................................................................................................... 7
   Connected........................................................................................................................................ 8
   Disconnect....................................................................................................................................... 8




OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accommodate a wide range of
configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, WiFi security, and enterprise-scale
remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls.
OpenVPN implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard
SSL/TLS protocol, supports flexible client authentication methods based on certificates, smart
cards, and/or 2-factor authentication, and allows user or group-specific access control policies using
firewall rules applied to the VPN virtual interface. OpenVPN is not a web application proxy and
does not operate through a web browser.
http://openvpn.net/index.html


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Installing OpenVPN
To Install OpenVPN double-click on the openvpn install executable (it may be customised with
your certificate)




The installation process will begin.
You must have administrative rights to the computer you are installing to in order to proceed.




Click on “Next”.




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License Agreement
Scroll down the License Agreement and then click “Next”.




Choose Components
Leave default components and click “Next”.




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Choose Install Location
Leave the default Destination Folder and click “Install”.




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Installing
Wait for the installer to complete...




... half way through the installation, the following “Hardware Installation” dialogue appears.




It is safe to continue the installation by clicking “Continue Anyway”.




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Installation Complete
Congratulation, the installation is complete. Click “Next”.




Then click on “Finish”




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Post Installation
Once installation has successfully completed you will have two (2) additional icons in your
notification area:
    ● OpenVPN GUI
    ● Local Area Connection ? (the number may vary depending on computer configuration)




Connecting
To establish a VPN connection you must already be connected to the Internet. Right-Click on the
“OpenVPN GUI” icon in the notification area and click on “Connect”.




A dialogue will appear displaying the connection status and prompt for your username and
password. It will automatically disappear once the connection is successful.




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Connected
A successful connection is represented by a balloon message as depicted here, and by the green
colour of the “OpenVPN GUI” icon in the notification area.




Additional connection details are shown by hovering the mouse pointer over the “OpenVPN GUI”
icon in the notification area.




Disconnect
Connection may become disrupted due to external problems, in which case the colour of the
“OpenVPN GUI” icon in the notification area changes to yellow to represent a loss of connectivity.




When the external problem is resolved and connectivity is restored, the OpenVPN connection will
automatically restore itself without additional intervention on your behalf.


Alternatively, the OpenVPN connection may be manually terminated by right-clicking on the
“OpenVPN GUI” icon in the notification area, then click on “Disconnect”




Manual termination will change the colour of the “OpenVPN GUI” icon to Red, and a balloon will
appear to advise the the “Local Area Connection ?” is disconnected.




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