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Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu via CLI

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Supported versions: Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04

Last updated: February 10, 2020

1. Run as superuser

sudo su

2. Download components

apt-get install openvpn unzip

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3. Download the configuration you want

4. Enter your login credentials

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

5. Start OpenVPN and see that everything works

openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/ovpn.conf --daemon

6. Verify that the connection was successful

Wait about 30 seconds and then run:

curl https://www.ovpn.com/v2/api/client/ptr

You should see something like:

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

7. 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.