Open­VPN Con­fig­ur­a­tion with Win­dows


To do this, download the installer from the official OpenVPN download page and run it. Follow the standard installation procedure. 


For this you have to download the configuration certificate combination and copy it into the OpenVPN configuration directory (usually C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config or C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config) and unpack the ZIP archive there. Since the OpenVPN client is already preconfigured according to our requirements, no further changes need to be made.


To use OpenVPN, open OpenVPN-GUI via the start menu. A new icon appears in the system tray (next to the clock). Open the context menu by right-clicking on the icon and select Connect. A new window will open with some status messages. You will then be asked for your VPN credentials. Enter your RBM username and your VPN password.

Important: This is not the normal password (e.g. for webmail) but a separate one. If you do not have VPN access data yet or if you have forgotten your password, please contact a member of the RBM.

If everything worked, the color of the icon changes to green and the VPN connection is established. If necessary, the connection can be disconnected again via the context menu with the option Disconnect.