How to set up OpenVPN

on Linux

This guide covers OpenVPN configuration for Linux computers.

1. Go to your User Office at my.keepsolid.com and navigate to the ‘Account’ tab. At the ‘OpenVPN configurations for your device’ section, press ‘Download the .ovpn files’.

This option is considered equivalent to 1 active device, therefore occupies 1 slot. Give a name to a new “device” and the download process will start.

Save the archive with the configuration files to your device and extract them.

2. Execute the following commands in the terminal:

sudo apt install openvpnsudo apt install network-manager-openvpn-gnomesudo systemctl restart network-manager.service

3. Right-click the network icon, and select Edit Connections…

4. Click Add.

Select Import a saved VPN configuration… from the list.

Click Create.

5. Choose the configuration file corresponding to the appropriate server.

Click Save.

Note: On this screen, you should leave the default settings, without making any changes.

You can import as many files as you wish to be able to switch between VPN servers.

After pressing Save, you will find a new VPN configuration in your Network Connections list.

6. When you are done with importing configuration files, right-click the network icon again, select the desired server, and click Connect.

That’s it! Now you are connected to the VPN server via the OpenVPN protocol.