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A web-based application to monitor (multiple) OpenVPN servers.

Features

  • Multi server support
  • WebSocket based real-time events
  • Map view
  • Disconnect clients remotely
  • Persistent event log
  • Mobile friendly
  • Full material design

Client panel

Client panel

Map view

Map view

Event panel

Event panel

Pre-requisites

  • [x] NodeJS 10 or higher
  • [x] npm package manager
  • Windows 7 is only supported on version 4.2.12 and below

Installation

Installation comes in two flavours. Either from source as per the following section or you can skip to the docker section.

1. Get the source

git clone https://github.com/AuspeXeu/openvpn-status.git

2. Install dependencies

cd openvpn-status
npm install

3. Configuration

The configuration is located in cfg.json.

Option Default Description
port 3013 Port on which the server will be listening.
bind 127.0.0.1 Address to which the server will bind to. Change to 0.0.0.0 to make available on all interfaces.
servers [{"name": "Server","host": "127.0.0.1","man_port": 7656, "man_pwd": "1337", "netmask": "0.0.0.0/0"}] Array of servers. man_pwd is only needed if a password is set as per the [documentation](https://openvpn.net/community-resources/reference-manual-for-openvpn-2-0/, netmask is only needed if connecing networks to filter entries)
username admin User for basic HTTP authentication. Change to '' or false to disable.
password admin Password for basic HTTP authentication.
web.dateFormat HH:mm:ss - DD.MM.YY DateTime format used in the web frontend (options).

Example:

{
  "port": 3013,
  "bind": "127.0.0.1",
  "servers": [
    {"id": 0, "name": "Server A", "host": "127.0.0.1","man_port": 7656},
    {"id": 1, "name": "Server B", "host": "127.0.0.1","man_port": 6756}
  ],
  "username": "admin",
  "password": "CHANGE THIS - DO NOT USE ANY DEFAULT HERE",
  "web": {
    "dateFormat": "HH:mm - DD.MM.YY"
  }
}

4. OpenVPN configuration

Add the following line to your configuration file, e.g., server.conf. This will start the management console on port 7656 and make it accessible on 127.0.0.1, i.e. this machine. Optionally, a password file can be specified as per the openvpn manual.

management 127.0.0.1 7656 // As specified in cfg.json for this server

Restart your OpenVPN server.

5. Build

Before the application is ready to run, the frontend needs to be built. This is done using npm.

npm run build

Run

This makes the application available on http://127.0.0.1:3013.

Manually

node server.js

As PM2 service

sudo npm install pm2 -g
pm2 start pm2.json
pm2 save

As Systemd service

[Unit]
Description=OpenVPN Status
After=network.target

[Service]
User=root
WorkingDirectory=/home/pi/backend \\ Adjust this path
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/node server.js \\ Adjust this path
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=5s

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

(optional) Running the service behind nginx as a reverse proxy

In order to integrate the service into your webserver you might want to use nginx as a reverse proxy. The following configuration assumes that the port is set to 3013 as it is by default.

server {
  listen 80;
  server_name [domain];

  location / {
    proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:3013
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
    proxy_http_version 1.1;
    proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
    proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
    proxy_read_timeout 86400;
  }
}

Docker

Server configurations

As shown in the docker-compose.yml below, the folder server will be mounted to the host's file system. Upon boot, openvpn-status scans that folder for .json files and adds them as servers. An example of such a file is.

{"name": "Server","host": "127.0.0.1","man_port": 7656}

Ports

  • 3013

Environment Variables

  • STATUS_USERNAME
  • STATUS_PASSWORD
  • STATUS_WEB_FORMAT

Docker-compose.yml

# Full example:
# https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AuspeXeu/openvpn-status/master/docker-compose.sample.yml

version: '2'
services:
  openvpn-status:
    image: auspexeu/openvpn-status
    container_name: openvpn-status
    environment:
      - STATUS_USERNAME=admin
      - STATUS_PASSWORD=<CHANGE THIS - DO NOT USE ANY DEFAULT HERE>
      - STATUS_WEB_FORMAT='HH:mm:ss - DD.MM.YY'
    volumes:
      - ./servers:/usr/src/app/servers'
    ports:
      - 8080:3013
    restart: "unless-stopped"

Browser support

Find a list of supported browsers here

Acknowledgements

Maxmind

This product includes GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from https://www.maxmind.com.

GoSquared

GoSquared provides the flag icons for this project. The source for the flag icons can be found here.


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