Outline, a free and open-source VPN service developed by Google, is renowned for its user-friendly design. It can be conveniently established on diverse platforms, and this blog will specifically guide you through the process of setting up a self-hosted Outline VPN using Amazon LightSail.
Before diving into the procedure, ensure you have the basics:
- An active Amazon LightSail account.
- A computer equipped with a web browser.
Kick-start your setup by downloading and installing the Outline Manager desktop application. This is your control centre for establishing and managing your server.
Post-setup, click on the Add Server option to begin the process of creating your server , Then select the option for configuring the application on an AWS Linux server.
Once the instance is created, the next step would be integrating the Outline server with your instance.
- Head over to the Amazon Lightsail instances screen.
- Select the instance you wish to host Outline on and switch to the Networking tab.
- In the Firewall section, click Add Rule and ;
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- Save the changes.
Choose your preferred method to connect to your instance; it could either be through your browser or an SSH client that aligns with your requirements.
Next, connect to your server and execute the following command that can be traced back to the setup instructions offered in the manager:
sudo bash -c "$(wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Jigsaw-Code/outline-server/master/src/server_manager/install_scripts/install_server.sh)"
Follow the subsequent instructions to successfully install Outline on your instance.
With Outline now a part of your instance, it's time to configure it as per your requirements. To accomplish this, paste the installation output from your SSH session onto the manager and click Done to finalize the configurations.
With the server now configured, the next move involves adding keys and establishing a connection to the server.
Open the Outline application on your computer and provide the name and address of your server for this process. After successfully connecting to your server, utilize unhindered access to the internet through it.
This guide offers a comprehensive panorama of the process to set up a self-hosted Outline VPN with Amazon LightSail. Remember, this is a basic outline, and for more detailed understanding and troubleshooting, always refer to the Outline documentation