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Follow the steps below to configure OpenVPN on your Ubuntu machine. This tutorial was created using Ubuntu 16.04.1.
1. Open Terminal, which you can find by using the Ubuntu search feature.
2. Type the following command string and press Enter:
sudo apt-get install -y network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
This will install the necessary OpenVPN packages on the machine and add OpenVPN as an option in the desktop VPN configuration menu.
3. Restart network-manager by typing the following command and pressing Enter:
sudo service network-manager restart
4. Download the Golden Frog CA certificate and place it in the OpenVPN folder on your machine by typing the following command and pressing Enter. Ignore line breaks. This is one single command.
sudo wget https://www.goldenfrog.website/downloads/openvpn/ca.vyprvpn.com.crt -O /etc/openvpn/ca.vyprvpn.com.crt
5. Configure the OpenVPN connection by opening Network Connections. You can locate this by using the Ubuntu search feature.
6. Click Add.
7. Under VPN in the drop-down, choose OpenVPN and click Create.
8. Edit the information in the configuration screen as follows:
- Connection name: VyprVPN
- Gateway: Enter a server address. View a list of server addresses here.
- Type: Select Password
- Username: Your Golden Frog account email address
- Password: Your Golden Frog account password
- CA Certificate: Browse to /etc/openvpn OR /etc/vyprvpn and select ca.vyprvpn.com.crt
9. Click Advanced.
10. Check the option for Use LZO data compression and click OK.
11. Click Save.
How to Connect and Disconnect:
1. Click the Network Connections icon at the top of your desktop in right area of the menu bar. It will generally look like two arrows opposite each other or a WiFi signal.
2. Scroll down to VPN Connections.
3. Click VyprVPN and wait for the connection to establish.
4. You will see a pop-up once connected. Additionally, a lock icon will appear by your network icon in the top menu bar.
5. To disconnect any any time, navigate back to the Network Connections drop-down in the top menu bar, click VPN Connections, and then click Disconnect VPN.
6. Enjoy VyprVPN on your Ubuntu machine!
If you need any further assistance, please contact support and we'll be happy to help!
Last reviewed/updated June 2019