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How to Configure Open VPN Sessions

This document describes how to configure the OpenVPN Client on IGEL Linux.


  • A configured and running OpenVPN 2.x server

  • Information about the OpenVPN server configuration (e.g. authentication method)

  • A thin client with IGEL Linux 10.01.100 or newer

  • The certificate and private key files for the client, along with the root certificate of the CA that signed the client and server certificates.

  • Optionally, a Smartcard or eToken supported by IGEL Linux.

    To learn how to distribute keys and certificates to the thin clients, refer to the How-To document "Securely Distributing Keys and Certificates".

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