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  1. Download and Install the community version of OpenVPN from

  2. Download the Rapid Access Cloud VPN configuration files. VPN access is configured per region:

    1. Calgary (

    2. Edmonton (

  3. Unzip then copy the contents to c:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config.

  4. On the Windows Desktop, right-click on the OpenVPN GUI shortcut, select Properties and then the Compatibility tab. Check the box to "Run this program as an administrator".

  5. Double-click on the OpenVPN GUI shortcut and an OpenVPN icon should now appear on your taskbar.

  6. Right-click on the OpenVPN taskbar icon and choose "connect".

  7. When prompted, enter your Rapid Access Cloud username and password. 

  8. See the section Verifying Connectivity to confirm the VPN connection is working.