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Quick Start with docker-compose

  • Add a new service in docker-compose.yml
version: '2'
services:
  openvpn:
    cap_add:
     - NET_ADMIN
    image: kylemanna/openvpn
    container_name: openvpn
    ports:
     - "1194:1194/udp"
    restart: always
    volumes:
     - ./openvpn-data/conf:/etc/openvpn
  • Initialize the configuration files and certificates
docker-compose run --rm openvpn ovpn_genconfig -u udp://VPN.SERVERNAME.COM
docker-compose run --rm openvpn ovpn_initpki
  • Fix ownership (depending on how to handle your backups, this may not be needed)
sudo chown -R $(whoami): ./openvpn-data
  • Start OpenVPN server process
docker-compose up -d openvpn
  • You can access the container logs with
docker-compose logs -f
  • Generate a client certificate
export CLIENTNAME="your_client_name"
# with a passphrase (recommended)
docker-compose run --rm openvpn easyrsa build-client-full $CLIENTNAME
# without a passphrase (not recommended)
docker-compose run --rm openvpn easyrsa build-client-full $CLIENTNAME nopass
  • Retrieve the client configuration with embedded certificates
docker-compose run --rm openvpn ovpn_getclient $CLIENTNAME > $CLIENTNAME.ovpn

Debugging Tips

  • Create an environment variable with the name DEBUG and value of 1 to enable debug output (using "docker -e").
docker-compose run -e DEBUG=1 openvpn