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Install OpenVPN on CentOS

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Last updated: February 10, 2020

1. Run as superuser


2. Enable EPEL

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3. Download components

yum update && yum install openvpn unzip wget

4. Download the configuration you want

5. Enter your login credentials

echo  "CHANGE TO YOUR USERNAME"  >> /etc/openvpn/credentials
echo "CHANGE TO YOUR PASSWORD" >> /etc/openvpn/credentials

6. Start OpenVPN and see that everything works

openvpn --cd /etc/openvpn/ --config client.conf --daemon

7. Verify that the connection was successful

Wait about 30 seconds and then run:


You should see something like:

{"status":true,"ip":"the external ip","ptr":"PTR for the IP address"}

8. Done

Congratulations! Your device is now protected behind OVPN and will automatically connect on reboots. If you encountered any issues, please send the log file (/tmp/openvpn.log) to our support.