Saturday, July 13, 2024

OpenVPN – Google Cloud Allowing Remote users to Connect to Your Corporate Network & Apps over VPN

Google Cloud identity platform launching OpenVPN access that integrated with secure LDAP which enable corporate network users to access their application and infrastruscture using their Cloud Identity credentials.

Cloud Identity is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution offered by Google that allows you to centrally manage users and groups who can access cloud resources.

This OpenVPN service provides secure & flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications LDAP access to authentication, authorization, and user/group lookups for LDAP based apps and IT infrastructure.

In this case, Google integrated OpenVPN Access Server with their Cloud Identity let allow users remotely access their corporate network and apps over VPN using their G-suite OR Cloud Identity credentials.


Above Image(top half) illustrate the deployment of OpenVPN access with the various cloud services and that are using the cloud identity for authentication and authorization.

Bottom half illustrate how remote employees use VPN to connect to their corporate network and Apps.

According to Google Cloud, ” The Access Servers are configured with a group called ‘IT Admin,’ which allows SSH access to all application servers on all the private networks. This allows any employee identity present in Cloud Identity that is a member of IT Admin’ group to access any of the private networks via VPN and use SSH.”

“Users can configure groups in Access Server that correspond to those stored in Cloud Identity and enforce access controls for the user based on that user’s group membership”


Google launched the dedicated website for OpenVPN where users can obtain the configuration instructions.

Also Read:

An Important Guide To Torrenting Safely using Best Virtual Private Network

Keep your Data Safe on Public WiFi | Install and Host your Own Virtual Private Network on a VPS

Hidden Malware and Privacy Risks with the Top Free Android VPN apps in the Google Play Store


Latest articles

mSpy Data Breach: Millions of Customers’ Data Exposed

mSpy, a widely used phone spyware application, has suffered a significant data breach, exposing...

Advance Auto Parts Cyber Attack: Over 2 Million Users Data Exposed

RALEIGH, NC—Advance Stores Company, Incorporated, a prominent commercial entity in the automotive industry, has...

Hackers Using ClickFix Social Engineering Tactics to Deploy Malware

Cybersecurity researchers at McAfee Labs have uncovered a sophisticated new method of malware delivery,...

Coyote Banking Trojan Attacking Windows Users To Steal Login Details

Hackers use Banking Trojans to steal sensitive financial information. These Trojans can also intercept...

Hackers Created 700+ Fake Domains to Sell Olympic Games Tickets

As the world eagerly anticipates the Olympic Games Paris 2024, a cybersecurity threat has...

Japanese Space Agency Spotted zero-day via Microsoft 365 Services

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed details of a cybersecurity incident that...

Top 10 Active Directory Management Tools – 2024

Active Directory Management Tools are essential for IT administrators to manage and secure Active...
BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

Free Webinar

Low Rate DDoS Attack

9 of 10 sites on the AppTrana network have faced a DDoS attack in the last 30 days.
Some DDoS attacks could readily be blocked by rate-limiting, IP reputation checks and other basic mitigation methods.
More than 50% of the DDoS attacks are employing botnets to send slow DDoS attacks where millions of IPs are being employed to send one or two requests per minute..
Key takeaways include:

  • The mechanics of a low-DDoS attack
  • Fundamentals of behavioural AI and rate-limiting
  • Surgical mitigation actions to minimize false positives
  • Role of managed services in DDoS monitoring

Related Articles