Possible to Letsencrypt reverse proxy into OpenVPN?


Douglas_D

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Hi, I recently setup a reserve proxy for some applications (Emby, nextcloud, etc) and have all of these working fine, but I am having trouble figuring out if I can reverse proxy into OpenVPN.

 

I have DuckDNS setup and can access my OpenVPN connection using the duckdns address (let's call it mydomain.duckdns.org:943), but my corporate network blocks access to mydomain.duckdns.org. My domain is setup as subdomain.domainname.com and I have CNAMEs setup like emby.domainname.com which does work from my corporate network. So with that, I'm trying to figure out if I can setup something like openvpn.domainname.com and have it point to OpenVPN correctly. I noticed there isn't a template .conf for letsencrypt to setup OpenVPN.

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This is definitely possible.  I do something very similar with my custom domain and Cloudflare.  You need to set up stream proxying in your nginx.conf file.

 

stream {

    # Defining upstream servers for proxied traffic
    upstream tcp_backend {
        server 123.456.7.8:9443;
    }
    upstream udp_backend {
        server 123.456.7.8:1194;
    }

    # Defining protocols and ports for data to be proxied.
    server {
        proxy_connect_timeout 300s;
        proxy_timeout 300s;
        listen 9443;
        proxy_pass tcp_backend;
    }
    server {
        proxy_connect_timeout 300s;
        proxy_timeout 300s;
        listen 1193 udp;
        proxy_pass udp_backend;
    }
}

Where 123.456.7.8 is the internal IP address of your OpenVPN server.

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