Setting Up OpenVPN for Ubuntu OS

This article will help you learn how to install and configure OpenVPN on Ubuntu OS.

To set up a VPN connection on Ubuntu, follow the steps:

  1. Install or update the Network Manager plugin for OpenVPN if it is not already installed on the system. Start the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command in it.
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
  2. Confirm the installation of the package and dependencies with the "Y" key.
  3. Additionally, download the OpenVPN configuration file (client01-tcp.ovpn) from the provided link:  http://server_IP:port/xxxxxxxxxx/, you have received this link via email after activating the service.

  4. You can also find VPN access information in your client area:
    1. In your client area, find the VPN Servers tab.
    2. Click Manage.
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    3. In the Access section, find the OpenVPN settings.
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    4. Download access information there.
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  5. Next, import the downloaded configuration.
  6. Open the network connection settings in the upper right corner of the desktop and click Settings.
  7. In the window that opens, click + to add a new VPN configuration.
  8.  Select Import from file.
  9.  Select a previously saved configuration file client**-tcp.ovpn or client**-udp.ovpn.
  10. Enter the name of the connection, for example, "Ishosting VPN" and click Add to save the created VPN connection. VPN connection successfully configured.
  11. To connect, slide the switch to the right.
  12. You can also quickly connect to a VPN by clicking in the upper right corner of your desktop, in the VPN Connection and Connect menu that opens.
  13. If the connection is successful, you will see the VPN icon in the top status bar.

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