How to Configure OpenVPN for Ubuntu/Linux with Ivacy VPN

In this tutorial, you will learn about the configuration of OpenVPN on Ubuntu with Ivacy VPN.

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You must have an active internet connection
  • A Premium Ivacy VPN account. If you haven’t subscribed yet, click here to subscribe for Ivacy VPN
  1. Enter your ‘username and password to access the Ubuntu interface. Click on ‘Dash’. Search for ‘Terminal’. Open it.001
  2. The command line interface will open up. Enter the following code:
    ‘sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome’. Press ‘Enter key. Type your password.002
  3. Type the letter ‘Y’. Hit ‘Enter’key to continue003
  4. Once the installation is completed, close down the ‘Terminal’and download the required ‘OpenVPN file’. (Click here to Download File).004
  5. Right click on the ‘downloaded folder’. Extract the files within that folder.005006
  6. In the top right corner of your screen, you will see the ‘Network Connection’ icon. Click on it. Navigate to ‘VPN Connections’ and select the ‘Configure VPN’ option.007
  7. The ‘Network Connections’window will open up. Click on ‘Add’button.008
  8. The ‘Choose a Connection Type’dialog box will open up. From the dropdown menu, select the ‘OpenVPN’option. Hit the‘ Create’ button.009
  9. A new window with multiple options will open up. In the ‘Connection name field’, write ‘IvacyVPN OpenVPN’.
    • In the ‘Gateway’ field insert desired server address. Open the ‘.ovpn’ file from the ‘OpenVPN’ folder to get the server address.
    • From the ‘Authentication’dropdown menu, select ‘Type’as ‘Password’.
    • Enter your ‘email and ‘password’ in the respective fields (email and password are the same as used at the registration time).
    • Click on the ‘folder icon’ against the ‘CA Certificate’ field.0010
  10. Navigate to ‘OpenVPN downloads’ folder. Select ‘ca.crt’ option. Hit the ‘Open’ button.0011
  11. Click on ‘Advanced’ button.0012
  12. Go to ‘General’ tab. Check ‘Use custom’ gateway port’ checkbox. Type ‘53’for ‘UDP’. Type ‘80’for ‘TCP’. Check ‘Use LZO data compression’ checkbox. If you are using a ‘TCP connection’, then you should check the ‘Use a TCP connection’ checkbox. Keep all the other checkboxes, unchecked.0013
  13. Go to ‘Security’ tab. Select the ‘AES-256-CBC’ encryption from the ‘Cipher’ dropdown menu. . From the ‘HMAC’ dropdown menu, select the ‘SHA-1’ option.0014
  14. Go to ‘TLS Authentication’ tab. Check the ‘Use additional TLS authentication’ checkbox. Click on the ‘folder icon’ against the ‘key file’.0015
  15. Navigate to ‘OpenVPN downloaded folder’. Select ‘Wdc.key’ option. Click ‘Open’ button.0016
  16. From the ‘Key Direction’dropdown menu, select ‘1’. Hit ‘OK’ button.0017
  17. Hit ‘Save’ button. Close the ‘Network Connections’
  18. Click on ‘Network Connection’ icon, in the top right corner. Go to ‘VPN Connections’. Select the newly established ‘IvacyVPN OpenVPN’connection.networkThere you go! You are now connected to Ivacy VPN via Open VPN. Enjoy complete privacy with Ivacy.
    To Disconnect: If you want to disconnect from the IvacyVPN OpenVPN connection, simply hit the ‘Network Connection icon’. Go to ‘VPN Connections’and hit ‘Disconnect VPN’option.If you are facing any problems in setting up Ivacy VPN OpenVPN connection on your Ubuntu / Linux operating system, feel free to contact our customer support team or email us at [email protected]

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