How to Enable Manual OpenVPN Connections

In the UTunnel web console, manual OpenVPN connections are disabled by default. Enabling this option lets you download OpenVPN configuration files and connect to UTunnel VPN gateways on your devices using the native OpenVPN client apps.

You can enable manual OpenVPN connections by following the instructions given below:

1. Log into the UTunnel web console and navigate to the Access Gateway tab.

enable openvpn manual connections main dashboard

2. Click on the access gateway you want to configure.

enable openvpn manual connection server list screen

3. Navigate to the Settings tab.

server settings screen for enabling openvpn manual connection

4. In the Settings tab, navigate to the General section to check the option “Allow to download OpenVPN configuration file” and set the Renewal interval for OVPN manual certificate as per your specific requirement. By default, the internal is set to 30 days, but you can increase the interval up to 180 days. Click on Save Changes.

openvpn manual connection select box

This UTunnel access gateway will now allow manual OpenVPN connections, and you can download the manual OpenVPN configuration file to connect to this access gateway.

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