use the shortened url to
setup your google cloud server your also going to want to
download the OpenVPN App your VPN will be set up and
running on whatever device you use in just a few minutes like you see right here log in or activate your google
cloud account if you need to alright your now ready to configure your google
cloud server rename this instance if you like to use the free tier on google cloud select
the f1-micro size with a location of east, west, or central – number 1
to qualify for that free tier this is not the only instance I have on this
account so I don't qualify for the free tier, you can select other locations if you want
your internet traffic to appear as if it is coming from one of those locations everything else is pretty much configured
so you can go ahead and deploy this instance after only a few seconds, the server is ready and OpenVPN is installed. Notice your default
username is : openvpn and your default password was generated.
Copy that default password
and select "log in to the admin panel" get past the redirect notice
… and past the ssl notice. log in using "openvpn" and the
default password that you copied. alright , You are in. Don't worry about the activation keys,
just go to the VPN settings, scroll down to where it says "should client internet
traffic be routed through the VPN?" select "Yes"
Now go to the bottom and save. Now lets add some users.
Under user management, select user permissions. To add a new user, type in a username and select
the "allow autologin" and under "more settings" add a new password. Don't forget to save and update the running server. To get to the user dashboard, remove
everything after the numbers on the URL. You can sign in with the user
account that you just created.
Download the OpenVPN App to whatever
device you are going to be using it on. At the bottom of the page,
you'll download your "autologin profile" have that downloaded to any
device you want to use this VPN on. On the OpenVPN App, select "file" and
select the file you just downloaded. This will automatically log you in
and it will work as your credentials. That's it. Your VPN is active and all your internet
traffic is being routed through it. You can also sign in using the credentials you
created and the IP address from the server.
From the admin panel, you can
see which devices are connected, block devices, change passwords, and add users. The last thing you might want
to do is set a static IP. Go to your settings, and under VPC Networking, under Networking you'll see VPC Networking
and under that set your external IP address..