Server 2.x

Multi Profile#

It is possible to add additional “profiles” to a VPN service. This is useful when you for example have two categories of users using the same VPN server, e.g. “employees” and “administrators”.

Each profile needs to either use different ports, or different IP addresses to listen on. Furthermore, each profile MUST have its own unique profileNumber and profileId. A maximum of 64 profiles is supported.

Below, we will end up with two profiles:

profileId profileNumber displayName
office 1 Office
admin 2 Administrators

You may also need to take a look at the SELinux instructions when running on CentOS or Fedora.


The configuration file /etc/vpn-server-api/config.php needs to be modified, you can remove the internet profile that was there by default:

'vpnProfiles' => [
    // Office Employees
    'office' => [
        'profileNumber' => 1,
        'displayName' => 'Office',
        'hostName' => 'office.vpn.example',
        'range' => '',
        'range6' => 'fd10:0:5::/48',
        'routes' => ['', ''],
        'vpnProtoPorts' => ['udp/1194', 'tcp/1194'],

    // Administrators
    'admin' => [
        'profileNumber' => 2,
        'displayName' => 'Administrators',
        'hostName' => 'admin.vpn.example',
        'range' => '',
        'range6' => 'fd10:0:10::/48',
        'routes' => ['', '', ''],
        'vpnProtoPorts' => ['udp/1195', 'tcp/1195'],

Look here for all supported configuration options.

It is best to use different hostName values for the profiles as this gives more flexibility to move to a setup with multiple machines in the future.

If you have multiple (public) IP addresses at your disposal for the VPN server, you can use the listen key to specify them. This will make you loose the IPv4 and IPv6 support though, but you can use the same port numbers for both profiles. In most cases you will want to keep :: as the value of listen and just use different ports.

NOTE: if you add/modify UDP and TCP ports you may also need to update the firewall!

Apply Changes#

To apply the configuration changes:

$ sudo vpn-maint-apply-changes

If the command is not available, install the vpn-maint-scripts package first.