Gemeinsame Systemgruppe IfI/b-it

Translations of this page:

You are here: aktuelles » en » vpn » linux


OpenVPN for Linux (Networkmanager)

If you want to use the Linux Networkmanager to connect to our OpenVPN service, you have to download the profile and the certificate files first. You can learn how to do that in the following document:

How to obtain OpenVPN profile data

First, open the Network Manager configuration dialog. Normally you can find it in your system settings area of your favorite desktop environment. Add a new profile:

Select “Import a saved VPN Configuration”:

Now choose the file which ends with ”.ovpn”:

In the next dialog, enter the certificate, the ca-chain, the private key file and its passphrase in the corresponding fields. Click on save and activate the connection via the little networkmanager icon in your system tray area.

The connection should now be established: