Accessing MageStack for the first time

You will need to first request an OpenVPN access certificate from the Sonassi support team – each user will require a certificate. Just supply the email address and we’ll do the rest.

You will receive two emails (or 1 email and one SMS depending on your request); one containing a password protected ZIP bundle containing both your OpenVPN configuration file and certificate; the other containing the passphrase for the ZIP file.

Once you have your key, you will need to install the OpenVPN GUI client.

After installation, move the supplied certificate and configuration file to the OpenVPN config directory

Windows  c:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config
Linux    /etc/openvpn/

Once you have connected to the VPN, you can then SSH in to your access server with your www-data account. root access is disabled interactively – you must log in first as www-data, then switch user (su) to root.

su -l root

The access server is accessible via:

IP Address:
Port: 22

! If you are using Windows Vista or above, ensure that you start OpenVPN GUI as administrator