In this article you will find out how to install and run OpenVPN as a VPN client on your Linux device using the VPN username and password you received from us.
These directions are based on a Debian distribution, so the command to elevate privileges as well as install packages will reflect that. If your version of Linux is not based on Debian, please be mindful of the correct commands for those functions and replace where necessary.
To configure OpenVPN on your Linux device, follow the steps below:
1. Get your VPN Username and Password
To get your InvizBox VPN username and password, follow the steps in the article here.
2. Install OpenVPN
Install the network-manager-openvpn-gnome plugin by running the following command in Terminal:
sudo apt-get install -y network-manager-openvpn-gnome
3. Download the VPN Configuration files
Download the OpenVPN configurations files by clicking the 'vpn_configuration.zip' link at the bottom of this page.
Unzip the vpn_configuration.zip that you just downloaded in a directory of your choice.
4. Install the VPN Configurations
Click on the networks icon in your status bar and then click "Network Connections" (or "Edit Connections"). The networks icon will differ depending on your device's network connection.
In the Network Connections window, click the "+".
In the next window, select "Import a saved VPN configuration..." and then click "Create".
Select the VPN configuration file you wish to use from the directory you unzipped the VPN configurations file to in step 3 and then click "Open". The VPN server configuration files are prefixed with country codes of their locations (e.g. ie-invizbox is located in Ireland).
Make sure the Authentication Type is "Password", and enter the username and password you retrieved in step 1. Then click "Save".
5. Connect to InvizBox VPN
To connect to the VPN server, click on the network icon in your status bar and then click on the desired server under "VPN Connections". Your device will begin establishing a connection to the VPN server.
Once OpenVPN has connected, you should see a message that says the connection has been established.