Jakub Kramarz

System Administrator at Virtuslab.

Atlassian Crowd authentication for OpenVPN

In whichever IT company you work, whatever its size and whatever its form is at some point in time requirement to extend a private network over public network will appear. If you are Windows-guy (or gal, of course) in Windows-based-company - good for you, deploying Remote Access Server role will do the job. Else if there is Linux everywhere - a day of struggling with StrongSwan should be enough.

But what you can do, if your environment is highly heterogeneous and your teammates are not willing to abandon their shiny Mac OS, stable FreeBSDs and crazy Mameos [1] and switch to consistent platform?

We’ve turned to OpenVPN, as its behavior is consistent over all of these platforms.

[1]: Ok, the last two were just an exaggeration, we’ve blooming Apple garden, greenhouse built of multiple Windows kinds and a Linux distro for every single old African word.

Attempt first: Certificate...

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