How to: Connecting iPhone IOS to OpenVPN Access Server

Apart from delivering the best hosting solutions and OpenVPN servers, we at BGOcloud aim at providing the necessary help documents and how-to you can more easily guides so start using our services.

In this quick guide, we will show you how to connect your iPhone phone to your new OpenVPN Access server in just a couple of clicks.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Install OpenVPN Connect Client

After you buy your BGOcloud OpenVPN server, install the OpenVPN Connect Client from Apple App Store.
OpenVPN Connect on the Apple Appstore

Step 2: Accepting The Self-Signed Certificate

Go to https://<your OpenVPN Access Server IP> in your browser. You can see your IP in the e-mail we have sent you or in the client area. It will display a self-signed certificate warning. Your BGOcloud OpenVPN server generates a self-signed certificate specially for itself. Just tap on “Show details” and then on “visit this website.”
Tapping on Show Details
Tapping on visit this website

Tap again on “Visit Website” to access your OpenVPN server.
Tapping on Visit Website

Step 3: Entering Credentials

Then enter your credentials. For a new OpenVPN Access server, the username is “openvpn” as shown below and the password is your VPS root password. You can find them in the E-mail you received from us.
OpenVPN Access Server Login Screen

Step 4: Downloading Profile

You will be presented with clients for most OS. Since you’ve already downloaded the OpenVPN Connect Client, you will need to download only the profile. Scroll a bit and tap on “Yourself (user-locked profile)”.
Downloading a user profile from the OpenVPN AS

Step 5: Importing Your Profile

Open the file and share it.
Tapping on the share button in the upper right corner

Then tap on OpenVPN to import the profile.
Tapping on the OpenVPN Connect Client

Tap on “ADD”
Tapping on ADD

Step 6: OpenVPN Access Server Profile Customizations

After that, if you want, you can change the profile name and save the user password by checking Save Password and entering it in the field below. To test the connection, tap on “CONNECT”.
Setting a profile name and saving the password

If you’ve chosen not to save your password, enter it and tap on “OK”.
OpenVPN Connect, entering the password

And that’s it. You can see that you are connected by the VPN icon on your status bar.
Connected to the BGOcloud OpenVPN AS

If you have multiple devices or use different Operating Systems, you can read the rest of our guides here:
Linux(via APT):

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