How to configure OpenVPN on Kubuntu

Dec 26, 2019
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Don’t worry if you can’t run PureVPN on Kubuntu via any app. You can follow the guide and check out how to set up and configure PureVPN on Kubuntu using OpenVPN protocol:

1 Open the Konsole from the task bar.


2 Now to install OpenVPN dependencies, type the following commands one by one:

apt update

apt install network-manager-openvpn

3 Now, close the Konsole and open your web browser (Firefox) to download the OpenVPN configuration files from below here.


4 Extract the downloaded file.


5 Click the Networks icon and select the Configure Network option.

Configure Network

6 Click the + icon to add a VPN connection and select Import VPN Connection.

Import VPN Connection


7 Go to the folder where you have downloaded the OpenVPN files and select your desired file to connect to.


8 When a new window appears, complete the fields as below:

  • Connection Name: PureVPN
  • Gateway: Already chosen/entered
  • Connect Type: Choose Password from the drop-down menu.
  • Username: Your PureVPN username
  • Password: Your PureVPN password

Once done, click the Folder icon next to CA Certificate and upload the ca.crt.crt file.

complete the fields

9 Next, click Advanced.

From the General tab, use the following settings:

  • Check the Use custom gateway port Insert 53 for UDP and 80 for TCP.

Note: For TCP connection, check the Use a TCP connection box.

In the Security tab, use the following settings:

  • Cipher: Select AES-256-CBC
  • HMAC Authentication: Select SHA-1

From TLS Settings, do the following:

  • Mode = TLS-Auth
  • Key File = Click the Folder icon next to Key File. Go to OpenVPN downloaded folder, select Wdc.key and then Open.
  • Key Direction = 1
10 Once done, click Ok.

11 Click Apply and close the Network Connections.

Click Apply and close the Network Connections

12 Next, click the Networks icon and select the newly created VPN connection. Click the Connect button to connect to PureVPN.

connect to PureVPN

13 Viola! You are now connected.

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