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".