OpenVPN Sever Setup

I have just setup a OpenVPN Access Server but when I try to login to it using https://ipaddress/admin/ it says site cannot be reached. Please can someone assist. I can login to the server using SSH so I know the server is up and running.

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February 4, 2021
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Hello there

I’ve just setup a droplet using the one click install for the OpenVPN Access Server and everything is working normal:

Could you please make sure that you’re accessing the page with https:// included? The admin URL login is provided at the end of the installation process:

Initial Configuration Complete!

You can now continue configuring OpenVPN Access Server by
directing your Web browser to this URL:

Login as "openvpn" with the same password used to authenticate
to this UNIX host.

During normal operation, OpenVPN AS can be accessed via these URLs:
Admin  UI: https://IP:943/admin
Client UI: https://IP:943/

The port will be 943 if you haven’t changed it during the install process.

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Alex

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February 4, 2021

Hey @daven2411,

When you first connected to the Droplet over SSH and ran through the initial Getting Started steps, you should have been prompted for the following(among a few other options):

Please specify the port number for the Admin Web UI.
> Press ENTER for default [943]:

If you left this at the default, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re specifying the correct port(943 by default, but you may have specified something different) in your OpenVPN admin URL. For example(of course, replacing ipaddress with the actual IP of your Droplet):


I hope that this helps! If you need any further information regarding initial setup of this 1-click, then you might also want to check out the OpenVPN documentation for their 1-click image.

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