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I am setting OpenVPN up, and I'm in the state of adding users.


  • Host System: Windows Server 2003 32-bit.
  • Guest System: Ubuntu Linux (with OpenVPN installed already), actually I downloaded it from OpenVPN.Net.
  • Virtualization: VMWare v7.0

Problem: I can access the Access Server web portal (on the port 5480), but when I login to http://host_ip:943/admin and enter my (correct) login info, it shows me a page saying that "You don't have enough permissions". I am the (root) user!!!! that is really weird!!!

Note: if I enter wrong login it will denote an incorrect login, this means that I am logging in successfully but the problem comes after the login process.

What I tried: I tried to create another user after (root) logging in to Linux Bash using (useradd) command, but the same resulted.

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The user you use to login is not the root-user for the machine, but a user created while installing OpenVPN. The default user to log in is 'Openvpn'.

This is a fairly good tutorial on the subject:

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thanks (+1 for the login name), he says login as jack with the same password..., anyway, if the login is Openvpn, what is the default password? and please be sure of the case sensitivity of both the name and the password. – Kenan Deen Feb 20 '11 at 22:21
When you ran the initial wizard to configure it, it should have asked you. If not, no worries. Just run 'sudo /usr/local/openvpn_as/bin/ovpn-init' and first type DELETE. Then he will ask you once agin to provide him with a username/pasw. Let me know how it went ;-) – Bart De Vos Feb 20 '11 at 23:13
Ok, thanks solved. – Kenan Deen Feb 22 '11 at 7:49
Thanks for the Answer. The link doesn't work though, but it seems the guy has moved it to a new area on the site. The article you are referring to above has a new URL. I hope that helps someone out because the tutorial is quite good. – user92250 Aug 21 '11 at 8:41
@Ole Norman: Fixed, thanks. – Bart De Vos Aug 21 '11 at 17:06

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