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Have you ever wanted to setup a Simple Free SSL VPN Gateway? If you answered yes then Adito is the answer. Adito is an open source VPN based on SSL-Explorer. Because it works over HTTPS you can access your files securely from almost anywhere.

I setup Adito on an Ubuntu 8.03 JeOS LAMP appliance. For those of you that don’t know LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Just perform a web search on Ubuntu JeOS to find a pre-configured appliance or download a CDROM image for ubuntu.com.

If you are familiar with Linux the install is fairly easy.

1. Install Ubuntu 8.02 Server, choosing the LAMP and OpenSSH server options. Or find a pre-configured virtual appliance and download it.
2. Log on to the server

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3. Type ' sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk'

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4. Enter the sudo password
5. Follow prompts - You will have to agree to the Java License to continue.
6. Type 'sudo apt-get install ant'
7. Download adito-0.9.1, and copy to the /opt directory this may take a couple of steps. (I used a Windows system for this, and WinSCP to copy to my HOME folder on the server, then back on the console of the server, I moved the dir with a 'sudo mv adito*.gz /opt')

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Or use wget

sudo wget http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/adito/adito-0.9.1-bin.tar.gz

8. Extract the Adito installer by typing ‘sudo tar zxvf adito*.gz’
9. Change to the adito directory by typing ‘cd adito-0.9.1’
10. Type 'sudo ant install' - wait for prompt to launch browser.

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11. On another system, go to http://hostorip:28080/ (substitute HostorIP for the hostname or IP address of your Ubuntu server)
12. Walk through wizard, (See Screen Captures) Choose your authentication options. I chose Built-In. If you use Active Directory I suggest you select that option.

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13. Configure your Super User (administrator) account. I never use admin for an account name to help prevent someone from guessing my password.

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14. Accept the defaults for the web server unless you know what to change.

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15. If your network requires a proxy server to access the network make sure to enter it on the proxy screen.

16. Validate your settings.

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17. Exit the completion screen and head back to the server console and hit CTRL+C at the same time.
18. Type 'sudo ant install-service'

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19. Type 'sudo ant-start'

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20. Open another browser window, connect to the IP address or Hostname and login using the username and password you created.

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21. Use the administrator Screen to Configure Adito!

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