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OpenVPN Access Server

OpenVPN Access Server is a full featured SSL VPN software solution that integrates OpenVPN server capabilities, enterprise management capabilities, simplified OpenVPN Connect UI, and OpenVPN Client software packages that accommodate Windows, MAC, and Linux, mobile OS (Android and iOS) environments.... See more

Customer Reviews

Create Your Own Review is not a DNS server!

  • By Adam
  • on 07/05/2019

Like a few reviews have mentioned, this image has trouble resolving domain names. My client can reach the admin page without issue, but it fails to connect to the internet. I don't know why this hasn't been fixed already in this AMI, but /etc/resolvd.conf is linked to the broken stub-resolver configuration. The fix is very simple, but it took hours to figure the default system configuration was broken.

Route client traffic through openVPN doesn't work

  • By name
  • on 07/03/2019

The option to route traffic through the openvpn server to internet doesn't work. I followed all the steps carefully on the website.


  • By Dub
  • on 04/09/2019

It works like a charm. Easy to use and setup!! I will continue to use this while in my travels to connect to websites I can in other countries. Fast too.

This AMI is no longer working. It worked half a year ago.

  • By Luozhou
  • on 04/08/2019

Please debug. I was trying to use the internal db. Here is the error information that I got from /var/log/openvpnas.log:

2019-04-08 01:27:17+0000 [-] Failover initialization error: "ConfigDict: required config-key 'config_db' is not defined": util/cdict:285,util/cdict:257,util/cdict:521,util/cdict:550 (exceptions.KeyError) (config_db)
2019-04-08 01:27:17+0000 [-] Server agent initialization failed: "ConfigDict: required config-key 'tmp_dir' is not defined": util/cdict:285,util/cdict:257,util/cdict:521,util/cdict:550 (exceptions.KeyError) (tmp_dir)
2019-04-08 01:49:51+0000 [-] OVPN 1 OUT: 'Mon Apr 8 01:49:51 2019 TLS Error: TLS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds (check your network connectivity)'
2019-04-08 01:49:51+0000 [-] OVPN 1 OUT: 'Mon Apr 8 01:49:51 2019 TLS Error: TLS handshake failed'
2019-04-08 01:49:51+0000 [-] OVPN 1 OUT: 'Mon Apr 8 01:49:51 2019 SIGUSR1[soft,tls-error] received, client-instance restarting'
2019-04-08 01:50:00+0000 [-] OVPN 1 OUT: 'Mon Apr 8 01:50:00 2019 openvpn/ SIGTERM[soft,remote-exit] received, client-instance exiting'

Not working AMI have issue

  • By aasim
  • on 03/12/2019

Tried to route all traffic with VPN, but unable to connect to the instance. If I don't route traffic from the VPN instance then the IP of my local doesn't change after connecting with the OpenVPN instance.

Excellent, works well

  • By contrid
  • on 06/07/2018

The OpenVPN Access Server works very well. I can create a tunnel to it from any of my devices as well as my router using OpenWRT with openvpn-openssl


  • By Motel6
  • on 07/07/2017

I'd like an easy option to send all network traffic through the VPN. Seems a bit of a waste to only route part of it. Not what I was looking for.

Excellent product

  • By Matt
  • on 01/09/2017

I have used openvpn for years and used it for several client while in AWS. The only problem I have run into is you can not use this ami in a dedicated tenancy VPC, Is this by design?

This Image fails on "Instance Status Checks"

  • By Bala Murugan
  • on 06/27/2016

We tried this Image ami-5b1b6d2c and its keep failing on 'Instance Status Check', Is there a updated Image? Or Is this product available on Amazon Linux Image instead of Ubuntu?

Easy configuration

  • By Anthony Mapfumo
  • on 07/05/2015

Straight forward configuration. It took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. I am using a Linux client and it is working like a charm. So far it has been reliable and stable.