Step 4: Start OpenVPN Server
With the server configured, you can now start the OpenVPN service. Follow these steps:
- Launch the command prompt with administrative privileges.
- Navigate to the OpenVPN installation directory.
- Run the following command to start the OpenVPN server:
openvpn –config server.ovpn
This command will initiate the server and start listening for client connections.
Step 5: Configure Client Devices
To establish a connection to your OpenVPN server, you need to configure client devices. Here’s how:
- Install the OpenVPN client software on the devices you want to connect to the server.
- Obtain the client configuration file from the OpenVPN server machine.
- Import the client configuration into the OpenVPN client software.
- Connect to the server using the client software.