Install required packages
sudo apt install openvpn network-manager-openvpn
sudo apt install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
Connect to the OpenVPN using command line
sudo openvpn --config you-config-file.ovpn
You should see something like this:
And you’ve connected to the OpenVPN. If you terminate the terminal, the connection will be lost.
It’s more convenient to have OpenVPN option in Network Manager GUI.
Using Network Manager GUI
First, you need to restart the
network-manager service after installing the OpenVPN packages above.
sudo service network-manager restart
Then open the
Network settings, click the
+ button next to the VPN section, then choose
Import from file…
Browse to your
.ovpn file to open it and click
You will see your OpenVPN connection configured with
You can also turn the OpenVPN connection on/off quickly here:
Enjoy your OpenVPN connection!