This guide will walk you through setting up OpenVPN on Kali Linux.
Before beginning to set up OpenVPN on a device running on Kali, you need to make sure you have a premium PureVPN account and the required OpenVPN configuration files.1 The OpenVPN configuration files can be obtained by clicking here. Use your preferred browser to download the ovpn zip file.
You will get a prompt asking what to do with the ZIP archive, select “Save File” and click “OK”. It should be downloaded to your “Downloads” directory.
2 Go to your “Downloads” directory, right click the ZIP archive and select “Extract Here” to extract the files.
3 Now go to the ‘Menu’ option and search and open the ‘Terminal Emulator’
4 Now you need to install OpenVPN packages. Type the following commands one by one:
5 Select the following options:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome network-manager-openvpn-gnome
6 Select ‘Import a saved VPN configuration’ option. Click on the “Create” button.
7 Go to the Downloads directory, select the folder containing OpenVPN files i.e. ‘New OpenVPN Files’. Select the desired file with “.ovpn” extension. Click “Open” button.
8 Now enter the details as mentioned below:
Insert Connection name: PureVPN (Here we use PureVPN, you can change it any other name)
9 Now go to the “Ethernet Network Connections” option and under “VPN Connections” click/check on the newly created “PureVPN” connection to activate VPN.
10 You are now connected to PureVPN!
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