A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.
10.1 Create Server Certificate
Select the OpenVPN Server Certificates Tab then select “+Generate Certificate Key” Icon
Enter a name for the certificate key then select “Generate Certificate” Icon, this will configure and generate a secure certificate key and add it to the list of Certificates.
10.2 Generate Client Key
Select the “Pencil” Icon next to the name of the key you generated to create a client side key.
Select the “+Create Client Key” Icon.
Enter a name for your Client Certificate Name then select the Generate Certificate Icon to generate the client key.
Once generated select the “Down Arrow ” Icon to download the client key config file to be added to your OpenVPN client software or uploaded to client side iShield unit.
10.2.1 Alterations Needed After Downloading The Client Key
10.3 OpenVPN Config
To configure the server side of the VPN, select the OpenVPN Config Top Tab and select the “+Add VPN Config” Icon.
Enter and complete the following fields,
Push Routes: select the “+Add Push Route” Icon and enter your Local Network IP range. Client Routes: Select the “+Add Client Route” Icon to add the Client side Local network IP range. (this you only have to add if you wish to have a Bidirectional VPN) Select the “Create Config” Icon to create the VPN config with your selected input.
10.4 OpenVPN Client Certificates
If you have a iShield on both networks, (client side and server side) the iShield handle both the Server and Client side of the VPN, no OpenVPN software would be required on the client side machines. From the Client side iShield Unit Select the OpenVPN Client Certificates Top Tab.
Select the “Upload Client Certificate” Icon to upload the Client Key you generated in section 9.2
10.5 OpenVPN Client Config
To configure the client side iShield VPN select the OpenVPN Config from the Top Tab then select the “+Add VPN Config” Icon and type in the name of the client side VPN and select Client in the Mode block.
Complete the following sections,
Once all fields are completed select the Create Config Icon to generate the client side VPN configuration