How to Setup VPN connection in Ubuntu using OpenVPN protocol?

Step 1:

Open Terminal, Applications-> Terminal

Setup VPN on Linux with OpenVPN

Step 2:

Install (network-manager-openvpn) by using the following command in the terminal:

“sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome”

Press Enter. (Enter password if needed)

Linux OpenVPN setup in Terminal

Step 3:

You will be prompted: “Do you want to continue? Y/N” Type “Y” and hit Enter

  • If you are getting file lock error, please follow these steps: sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
  • You may also need to delete the lock file in the cache directory sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
  • After that, restart and continue from step 2.

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Step 4:

Now download LimeVPN OpenVPN Settings here and extract it.

Step 5:

Click on Network Connections on the top right corner, and click on Edit Connections.

Step 6:

Click on Add and select Import a saved VPN configuration…

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Your dialogue box will appear: Navigate to the extracted folder from step 4 and select one file (with extension “.ovpn“) from the list. Click Open.

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Step 7:

Under username type your VPN username, and under password the VPN Password and click Save. (Rest all the information will be automatically imported)

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Step 8:

Click on Network Connections on the top right corner to bring up the connection menu. Expand VPN Connections and select the configured VPN.

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You are now connected to VPN.

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