Setting up manual OpenVPN connection on Linux using Terminal


Please note that since Linux has a lot of different distributions, the configuration interfaces may vary. If you or your organization owner has already purchased a dedicated server, the owner can generate OpenVPN configuration files from the Downloads section. While on the same page, NordLayer service credentials need to be copied as well since they are individual for each member.

1. Open Terminal (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T)

2. Install the OpenVPN client by entering:

sudo apt-get install openvpn

You may be asked to enter your user password to confirm your identity.

3. Enter the directory where you have downloaded the server configurations

cd Downloads 

4. Start OpenVPN with a chosen configuration by entering:

sudo openvpn [file name]

5. OpenVPN will ask you for your credentials. Enter your NordLayer service credentials

6. You have successfully connected to the VPN. To disconnect, open Terminal and press Ctrl + C on your keyboard

Note: In case you have any questions or are experiencing any issues, please feel free to contact our 24/7 customer support team.


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