How to Setup VPN Server Access Policies

VPN access policies are a set of regulations that stipulates the level of access a user or a group of users have on a particular VPN server. UTunnel’s server access policies allow network admins/owners to limit VPN access to devices operating on specific operating systems, or even particular individual user devices. The policies also allow setting up controlled access to manual OpenVPN config files on a VPN server.

This guide explains how to set up an access policy on a VPN server in your UTunnel account.

1. Log in to your UTunnel account (Personal/Organization) and navigate to the Server tab.

Business VPN Server access policy main dashboard

2. Click on the VPN server on which you want to set up the access policy.

Business vpn access policy empty server list

3. Navigate to the Access Policy page.

business vpn access control screen

4. Click on the Create Policy button to create the access policy.

create business vpn access policy

5. Enter a name for the access policy and select the checkboxes beside the controls that you want to include in the VPN access policy.

The controls let you (an admin/owner):

  • Decide if you want to display the specific VPN server on the UTunnel web console for selected users. This is useful when you want to hide the VPN server for non-admin users. Such users would be logging in to the UTunnel web console only to manage their user profile or authentication settings.
  • Allow selective access to the VPN server from UTunnel VPN client applications installed on devices that operate on specific operating systems. i.e. Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, or macOS.
  • Decide if you want to allow users to download OpenVPN configuration files. Providing access to these config files lets users use them to connect to the VPN server using native OpenVPN client apps. You might not want to enable this if you want to limit VPN access to specific operating systems.
  • Restrict VPN connection only from selected user devices that are approved by the server admin/owner.
Configure business vpn access policy

6. Now select the groups or individuals for whom you want to apply this policy and click on Add button. You can add all the required users and user groups here.

apply business vpn access policy to a group

7. After customising the access policy with the necessary controls and adding all the users and groups to the policy, click on the Create Policy button to finish setting up the access policy.

save business vpn access policy

You have now successfully created an access policy on this VPN server based on your requirements and attached it to users and user groups.

Once you create an access policy, you can edit the policy settings and add/remove users from the policy using the edit button beside the policy name.

Edit business vpn access policy screen

You can also delete a VPN access policy using the delete button beside the policy name.

Delete business vpn access policy


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