Anymore steps needed to allow OpenVPN?



  • Hi Guys,

    pfSense as a firewall is working great, but i want to set it up as a VPN server.

    I followed this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdAHVSTl1ys
    Which basically, shows me how to create the CA's, users and configure the server using the wizard.

    But when i install the exported client, all it states is 'connecting'

    are there anymore steps i need to make before attempting to connect? Not sure what information you might need, so just let me know.

    Thanks,

    grievsa93



  • Didn't watch the video but in general you need to do that:

    • Create CA and Certificates for the server and the user

    • Configure the server, interface, port and the CA and server certificate

    • configure your WAN firewall rule to allow connection to the server and/or setup PortForwarding rules if your OpenVPN is running on LAN interface and not directly on WAN

    • When exporting the the setup + config with the OpenVPN client export utility make sure you configure the correct IP address or hostname.



  • @Nachtfalke:

    Didn't watch the video but in general you need to do that:

    • Create CA and Certificates for the server and the user

    • Configure the server, interface, port and the CA and server certificate

    • configure your WAN firewall rule to allow connection to the server and/or setup PortForwarding rules if your OpenVPN is running on LAN interface and not directly on WAN

    • When exporting the the setup + config with the OpenVPN client export utility make sure you configure the correct IP address or hostname.

    Thanks Nachtfalke, I'll give that a go now!

    Cheers,



  • For anyone looking at this, i found the best guide to use here:

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1663797