License question

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License question

Post by nutmix » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:43 pm

Hi, I thought openvpn was open source so didnt need a license.
I installed the openvpn server through linode one click app, but it only comes with a 2 user license.
There might be 3 or 4 of us using it, but probably not at the same time.
I have looked though the site but dont know if I need to pay for a license or not, seeing as I am hosting it myself at linode. Also, the license page says minimum of 10 licenses, but I only want an additional 2 or 3 users.
Lastly, the license is by "device". What does this mean? E.g. If I access the VPN one day from my mac, and the next from my pc, which are different devices, I need two licenses, even though I only use one or the other? If so, using openvpn SW looks pretty expensive unfortunately.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: License question

Post by Pippin » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:27 pm

You installed the commercial version, OpenVPN Access Server.
The howto for open source version is here:

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