How to Deploy a Virtual Office Using VPN Plus Server | Synology

Synology VPN Plus Server can turn Synology Router into a powerful VPN server. It can help companies set up virtual offices to achieve flexible working hours and working methods. In this video, you will learn how to use VPN Plus Server with Synology Router Manager (SRM). You can refer to the timestamp of each topic in the video description. Before configuring, Let's talk about the difference between the two key services provided by VPN Plus: Synology WebVPN and SSL VPN. When using WebVPN, users do not need to install any client software. The access to the company's internal web interface system is done entirely through a web browser. On the contrary, if you want to use SSL VPN, you need to install Synology's client VPN software. But then you can access the web application And other internal servers running other protocols. For example, you can use the native file explorer through the SMB protocol, Or use SSH to connect to the Synology NAS as if you are actually on a private network.

Since both VPN services require a web portal URL for users to connect, So you need a domain name that can be used to access this portal on your Synology Router. You can register for Synology DDNS in SRM for free to obtain the desired domain name. Open VPN Plus Choose Synology VPN Then select "Domain Settings". Click the "Settings" button Then enter the desired hostname Don't forget to request a certificate from Let's Encrypt The certificate can ensure that the VPN can connect securely via HTTPS Agree to the terms of service and privacy policy.

Click "OK" to complete the domain registration. Or if you already own a domain name And want to use it to access the VPN Plus web portal Then just fill in the domain name in the field below and import the certificate into the router. Please note that you need to configure the DNS server To point the domain name to the IP address of the Synology Router And the imported certificate should be a wildcard certificate. Now you have a domain name If your users only need to access the company's internal web interface services, WebVPN is a good choice. Enter Synology VPN in VPN Plus Server Then select WebVPN And check "Enable WebVPN". You will see the domain you just registered appears in the self-created domain. Click "Apply" to finish You can now provide the URL to your employees. When working remotely, The user can enter the URL in the browser, and then see the login portal of VPN Plus.

They can log in to their account After login Enter the IP or domain address of the internal web service, and then press "Connect". They can enter The company's dedicated system is as simple as operating in the office. You can also pre-configure all frequently used applications or sites for employees on the portal Make it a login page for all internal systems. Select the WebVPN portal. Click "Add" Then enter the name of the system or application in the "Portal Name" field And its internal domain or IP address. Click "Allowed Users/Groups" to select who has access to this portal In this video, we will use "all users" Then check "Show in default portal". You can also provide a custom portal alias for this application So that your users can access this address directly from a web browser Without having to enter the web portal first After configuration The portal name will be displayed in the VPN Plus web portal.

The VPN Plus web portal can also display connection history. For the convenience of users They can click on the star icon on the list to check the websites they visit frequently Add as your own bookmark. on the other hand If your employees not only need to access internal resources through a browser Also need to use its native file explorer, other desktop software Or mobile application for access, you can set up SSL VPN. Enter the SSL VPN located in VPN Plus Server. Click "Enable Synology SSL VPN" VPN Plus provides various security and encryption levels You can adjust it as needed.

Click "Apply" when finished. The last step is to arrange who can access SSL VPN on the permissions page To use SSL VPN, users will also log in to the web portal through the URL at the bottom But it will enter the SSL VPN tab instead. They need to install Synology SSL VPN Client. Click "Download" to install now. After installation The user needs to set a PIN code for this client before connecting to the VPN for the first time This helps to avoid connecting to malicious VPN servers. Click "Connect" to start using SSL VPN. After connecting, no matter where they are Both can use internal LAN resources and applications as in the office. Mobile devices also support SSL VPN Users can download the VPN Plus application from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After installation They can be configured on VPN Plus Sever The displayed SSL VPN access URL, port, account username and password to connect.

VPN Plus Server also enables IT administrators to use visual representations in the "Overview" page Easily view the network traffic of the past two hours. This allows them to identify abnormal usage spikes For example, when users report that the VPN speed has dropped. In the "Connect" page You can view connection details for a specific time period Use the drop-down menu to select the time period Or simply drag and drop to zoom in to a specific time range. If you find abnormal usage in the "Online" tab, you can immediately terminate the user connection. You can also configure more options for end users in the "Permissions" page You can choose to limit the VPN connection speed and block VPN access to the specified IP address. With Synology Router and VPN Plus Server You can now easily let the team work remotely.

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