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VPN Setup Guide for AlmaLinux

Oct 27, 2021
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The following is required for OpenVPN client to work on Alma Linux:

Things to consider:

  1. A working installation from The Alma Linux OS Foundation (This guide uses version 8.4)
  2. A device with internet access.
  3. A PureVPN premium account (Don’t have one? Sign up now!)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN members area. Click πŸ‘‰ here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • From manage account section, go to the Subscriptions tab.
  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to setup PureVPN on AlmaLinux.
  • First, open the web browser (Firefox/Chrome) and download the PureVPN OpenVPN configuration files from this πŸ‘‰link and extract them.
  • Go to the Terminal window and install the OpenVPN client. Type the following commands one by one:
1. sudo yum update
2. sudo yum install epel-release
3. sudo yum install openvpn
4. sudo yum install NetworkManager-openvpn
5. sudo yum install NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome
  • Now Select the following options:
  • Click Wired Connection
  • Go to Networks
  • Click the + icon to add a VPN connection and select Import from file… option to upload an OpenVPN profile.
  • Go to the folder where you have downloaded the OpenVPN files and select your desired .ovpn file to connect.
  • When the new window appears, complete the fields as below:
  • Insert Connection name: PureVPN
  • Insert Gateway: (already selected/entered)
  • Connection Type: Password from drop down menu
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can πŸ‘‰find your VPN credentials.
  • CA Certificate: Already uploaded.
  • Click Add button
  •  Go to the Wired Connections option and under VPN Connections click the newly created PureVPN connection to activate the VPN connection.

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