Note: we have a VPN client app for Ubuntu/Debian/Mint distros, please check the KB article.
This guide describes how to configure OpenVPN on Linux using the Network Manager tool, with AES 256-bit encryption and 4096-bit RSA authentication. The setup process should be identical/very similar on all distros because Network Manager is standard.
You can import the OpenVPN config files directly into Network Manager or create the connection from scratch.
This method is the quickest, by importing the .ovpn server profile
Import from file...
Saveto save it
This method should be used if the import feature doesn’t work as expected.
Open your browser and download our ca.crt and the tls-preshared-256.key from the repository (important: download the CA certificate file with Right click > Save as in Firefox; left click would auto-import the CA into the certificates store instead of downloading it)
Network Settings > Add a new connection and select OpenVPN
In the settings window, you have to enter the following:
Connection name: choose a name to identify this connection or leave it unchanged
Gateway: the server hostname you want to connect to (list at https://vpn.ac/status) such as
Authentication Type: Password
Enter your VPN username and password
CA Certificate: select the
ca.crt file you downloaded earlier
Securitytab and select Cipher
TLS Authenticationtab, check
Verify peer (server), choose
Serverfrom the drop-down menu. Check
Use additional TLS authenticationand select the