Difference between revisions of "Astrill Setup Manual:How to configure OpenVPN with Network Manager on Linux"

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4. Open Network Manager, and then click on '''Add''' button to create new connection.
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5. '''Run the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client config file'''. You can use any VP server, type in '''sudo openvpn --config 01-USA-Dallas-1.ovpn'''. If you see Initialization Sequence Completed, that means you are '''successfully connected to Astrill OpenVPN.'''
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5. On '''VPN''' tab, you need to set the following:
  
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1. '''Connection name:''' ''Astrill VPN''
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2. '''Gateway:''' ''<VPN Server IP address>''
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3. '''Authentication Type:''' ''Certificates (TLS)''
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4. '''User Certificate:''' ''user.crt''
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5. '''CA Certificate:''' ''ca.crt''
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6. '''Private Key:''' ''private.key''
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Revision as of 23:34, 25 January 2014

1. First open terminal, and use this command to install the OpenVPN Network Manager plugin:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn openvpn


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2. Login to Members area, and create and download a certificate for OpenVPN with configuration files. Click on Members, login to your account, then click VPN Services, and then click on OpenVPN certificates generation.

https://members.astrill.com/openvpn-certificates.php


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3. Open Astrill-ubuntu.zip file you just downloaded, and pick a server and extract the OVPN file (in this example 27-USA-Seattle-1.ovpn).


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Then make 4 copies of 27-USA-Seattle-1.ovpn file, and rename them and edit them accordingly:

Text between <ca></ca> tags goes into ca.crt file

Text between <cert></cert> tags goes into user.crt file

Text between <key></key> tags goes into private.key file

Text between <tls-auth></tls-auth> tags goes into tls.key file


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4. Open Network Manager, and then click on Add button to create new connection.

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Select OpenVPN for connection type, and then click on Create... button to create new OpenVPN connection.

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5. On VPN tab, you need to set the following:

1. Connection name: Astrill VPN

2. Gateway: <VPN Server IP address>

3. Authentication Type: Certificates (TLS)

4. User Certificate: user.crt

5. CA Certificate: ca.crt

6. Private Key: private.key

Then click on Advanced... button for more configuration options.


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