OpenVPN Command Line Setup on Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian)

Home » Guides » OpenVPN Command Line Setup on Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian)
Guides No Comments
No votes yet.
Please wait...

linux jgh

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 ““

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

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.

Well done!