Set up OpenVPN on Debian Linux Using the Network Manager

Here are the steps to set up OpenVPN on Debian Linux VPN. Set up a Debian VPN client using the OpenVPN protocol through the network manager service.

  • We used the FastestVPN for this tutorial. While you can use any VPN service which offers the OpenVPN protocol.

1: Open the terminal and enter the following command to download the OpenVPN network manager plugin.

  • sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome

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2: Download the OpenVPN configuration files (ovpn files) which will be provided by your VPN service provider. Unzip those files if required.

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3: Open your Debian network settings, and click on the "+" sign.

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4: Click "Import from file"

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5: Now navigate to the folder where you saved the configuration (.ovpn) files in Step 2. Select your desired server file and click "Open"

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Step 6: Enter the username and password provided by your VPN service provider and click "Add"

7: Now toggle the switch next to the VPN profile you just created

8: Wait for the VPN on Debian Linux client to get connected. Later, you can use the network menu to disconnect VPN on Debian Linux.

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