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Install OpenVPN on CentOS

OVPN uses shared IP addresses - which means you will be disconnected to your server if you're connected to it remotely. You will need our Public IPv4 add-on to connect remotely.

1. Run as superuser
su
2. Enable EPEL
3. Download components
yum update && yum install openvpn unzip
4. Download the configuration you want
5. Enter your login credentials
echo  "username"  >> /etc/openvpn/credentials
echo "CHANGE TO YOUR PASSWORD" >> /etc/openvpn/credentials
6. Start OpenVPN and see that everything works
openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/ovpn.conf --daemon
7. Verify that the connection was successful

Wait about 30 seconds and then run:

curl https://www.ovpn.com/v1/api/client/ptr

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.