OpenVPN for Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.)
Open the Terminal
To begin setting up OpenVPN, open your Terminal. Right-click the Desktop and select Open Terminal.
Install the Network Manager Plugin for OpenVPN
Enter the following command to install the Gnome Network Manager Plugin for OpenVPN:
$ sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
Enter your root password. Type “Y” to confirm the installation.
Restart the Network Manager
To make the Gnome Network Manager aware of the newly installed component, restart the Network Manager:
$ sudo service network-manager restart
Obtain the Configuration and Certificate Files
Go to the Configuration Generator https://proxy.sh/config and download the
Access the VPN Config Window
From the Gnome menu bar, open the Network Manager, select VPN Connections and then the Configure VPN… menu.
Add a New Network Configuration
In the displayed Network Connections window, click Add.
Import the VPN Configuration
- Select Import a saved VPN configuration… in the pull-down menu.
- Click Create…
- Navigate to the folder where you saved the downloaded files. Select the
.ovpn configuration you are going to use. Click Open.
Define Connection Name
In the displayed connection properties window, change the connection name to “Proxy.sh”.
Define VPN Credentials
Select “Password” in the Authentication Type field.
Enter your proxy.sh VPN username and password. Notice: The password is case sensitive.
If you wish to save your password, select Saved from the pull-down menu next to the password field.
Import the Certificate
.crt file in the CA Certificate field.
Save the VPN Connection
Click Save to save this VPN connection.
Complete the Network Configuration
The name of the new VPN connection gets listed. Click Close.
How to Connect?
After having set up a new VPN connection, it is available in the Network Manager menu.
Select the VPN Connections menu and then click Proxy.sh in the list of configured VPN connections.
You Are Connected
When you're protected, a notification pops up.
Your Network Manager icon in the system tray shows a small lock.
That's it, you are now secure!
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