AWS Client VPN
User Guide

Getting Started with Client VPN

Before you can establish a VPN session, your Client VPN administrator must create and configure a Client VPN endpoint. Your administrator controls which networks and resources you can access when you establish a VPN session. You can use an OpenVPN-based client application to connect to a Client VPN endpoint and establish a secure VPN connection.

Prerequisites

To establish a VPN connection, you must have the following:

  • Access to the internet

  • A supported device

Step 1: Get a VPN Client Application

You can connect to a Client VPN endpoint and establish a VPN connection using any OpenVPN-based application. Download and install an OpenVPN client application on the device from which you intend to establish the VPN connection.

Step 2: Get the Client VPN Endpoint Configuration File

You must get the Client VPN endpoint configuration file from your administrator. The configuration file includes the information about the Client VPN endpoint and the certificates required to establish a VPN connection.

Step 3: Connect to the VPN

Import the Client VPN endpoint configuration file to your OpenVPN client application and connect to the VPN. For steps to connect to a VPN using some common OpenVPN client applications, see Connect to a VPN.

For Client VPN endpoints that use Active Directory authentication, you will be prompted to enter your user name and password. If multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been enabled for the directory, you will also be prompted to enter your MFA code.