Best VPN solution for multi user & API

Hello fellow developers,

I’m currently researching what solutions there is for providing VPN service, my project is only for friends of mine tho.

I’ve researched on Google which there is, and I am able to find some solutions, but none with some kind of API or GUI/control panel.

I’m looking for the API, as I wish to create VPN’s on the fly with my programming.

I’ve looked into OpenVPN aswell, but it doesn’t seem to be free, which I prefer as again it’s only for my private friends.


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I second the suggestion of OpenVPN. Here is a script for installing/managing OpenVPN:

works great and could easily be scripted for automation.

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I would recommend OpenVPN. There are two OpenVPN solutions. First one is one I think you encountered: OpenVPN Access Server, which is free only for 2 client connections. For more you need to pay. But you need OpenVPN Server which is free open source VPN server for unlimited number of (concurrent) connections.

Learn more about setting up OpenVPN Server on Ubuntu 16.04.

Also there are some tutorials here about Tinc VPN but more complex: How to use Ansible and Tinc VPN Basic VPN with Tinc VPN

Hi, i am using pritunl vpn server (based on OpenVPN). The GUI is very simple to use :) Website:


I would recommend going with OpenVPN (not OpenVPN Access Server, which is paid). It supports multiple clients and adding new users is very simple. All you need to do is generate a key and sign it with the CA’s private certificate, which does not require interacting with the OpenVPN server at all.

This tutorial should walk you through installing OpenVPN server and show you how to create client certificates and configuration files using a script.