In this guide, we will show you how to easily setup OpenVPN connection on Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian) through simple steps. Scroll down for more details.
Getting Things Ready
Before creating a new OpenVPN connection on your Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian), first you will need to set things up:
1- You need an internet connection that works properly.
2- Make sure that your you have a Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian)supported device.
3- Make sure that your VPN service subscription is active (e.g: bVPN).
Setting Up OpenVPN Command Line on Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian) Manually
Follow the steps below in order to successfully create a new OpenVPN connection on your Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian) operating systems:
1- To begin with, press “CTRL+ALT+T” in order to get access the terminal. Next, run this command: sudo apt-get install openvpn.
2- Insert your admin username and password.
3- Install the required packages.
4- Run this command: wget “https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/heartbleed/linux/linux-files.zip“
5- Get access to the home directory, and then get to the OpenVPN files.
6- In order to extract the OpenVPN configuration files, run this command: unzip linux-files.zip.
7- Rename the folder to “Open”.
8- Run this command: sudo cp ca.crt TCP/* UDP/* Wdc.key /etc/openvpn/.
9- Run this command in order to connect to a server (e.g: German server): sudo openvpn GERMANY-TCP.ovpn.
10- Insert your VPN username after “Enter Auth Username”.
11- Insert your VPN password after “Enter Auth Password”.
12- This will trigger an initiation sequence after that you will be connected to your VPN.