Setting up OpenVPN Client on app

I’m trying to connect my app to a OpenVPN network as a client. The configuration is all good (it’s working on other devices) but I can’t seem to reach the network. I can not use a simple ping to either. There seems to be limited network tools to troubleshoot this. Are apps limited in what’s doable in network terms? Is it possible to convert the app do a droplet that (hopefully) will let me run an OpenVPN client?

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April 3, 2023

Hello @anderscoral

If you switch to a droplet you will have more control of tweaking the configuration and also use the droplet for other purpose if this is ever needed as well.

You can manually create a droplet or if you want to use a ready to go image you can spin up a OpenVPN droplet from our marketplace as already mentioned.

Hope that this helps!

Considering the app platform storage is ephemeral, I’m not sure how you intend to install the openvpn client. All changes are cleared on each deployment.

Bobby Iliev
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April 3, 2023

Hi there,

Indeed, I believe that it would be best to use a Droplet for this.

You could use the 1-Click OpenVPN installation from the Marketplace to spin up a new OpenVPN Droplet:

In case that you have other applications that you would like to transfer from your App Platform to a Droplet, feel free to share more details about those applications and I could advise you furhter!



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