How to connect to the free VPN you just deployed on AWS

In the previous article, i showed you how to setup a free VPN on AWS.

Now, i am going to show you how to use that VPN as a user.

Back to the AWS Console

Go back to your AWS Management Console > EC2 > your instance

Grab the Public IPv4 DNS and paste it on your url (don't forget the https://)

This time no need to add the /admin at the end.

The first time, we connected to the admin dashboard.

But this time, we are going to connect as a user.

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Username : openvpn
Password : your password

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It's gonna ask you to download a client to connect to the VPN (depending on your OS).

Follow the instructions (i did it for MacOS on the example)

Download the software , install it on your computer

Don't forget to download the client.opvn file (click on Yourself like the picture below to download that file)

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Once installed, open the app

Import the file you just downloaded

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Hit add

Connect

And ... Voilà !

Let's check my ip address

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It's the server IP !

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Great :)

Congrats !!

Remember

NB : Once again, this is just an example of what you can do with AWS

Don't use this server as a real VPN for your personal use.
It may have additional costs and i don't want you to lose money !

Use the free tier to install and try stuff, but don't forget to disconnect from the VPN when you finished this tutorial and terminate your instance on AWS management console.

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