How to setup OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu

Last updated on April 23rd, 2018 in Setup

OpenVPN on Linux UbuntuWelcome to HideIPVPN. This tutorial will guide you how to set up OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu. Setup and Enjoy!


I Start setup OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu

1. Click on “Search your computer and online resources”

OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu

2. Search for “Terminal” and click on it

OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu

3. Install OpenVPN by entering the following command:

sudo apt-get install -y network-manager-openvpn



sudo apt-get install -y network-manager-openvpn-gnome

4. Once installed, close the Terminal application

OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu

II Download OpenVPN configuration files for Ubuntu

5. Now you need to download your OpenVPN configuration files. Sign in to your Client Area. Then go to  Packages (1) and select your active package (2).

How to setup OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu

2. Then scroll down and find “OpenVPN Config files”. Press on “Download for all operating systems” link (3) and save archive file on your device.

How to setup OpenVPN on Linux Ubuntu


Important! You also need to download CA.crt file from Here.

6. Extract the content from .zip file to Desktop or a folder

III Configure OpenVPN on Ubuntu Linux

7. Select “VPN Connections” (1), then click “Configure VPN…” (2)


8. Click “Add” (3).


9. Select “ Import a saved VPN configuration ” (4)


10. Select file to import with .ovpn (5) extension and the server name to which you want to connect, for e.g. we used CA1 config file. Then press “Open” (6).


11. On next step do the following:

  • Select Type : Password (7)
  • type your VPN username (8) and password (9)
  • import the ca.crt file (10)
  • Once you’re done,  click “save” (11)


12. Click on the Network Manager (12) icon on your desktop bar Notification Area. Select “VPN Connections“, click on “ca1.hideipvpn.com_TCP” (13)


Now you’re connected


Enjoy your privacy!

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