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Setup Guide for Linux Rocky

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

Things to consider:

  1. A working installation of Rocky Linux (This guide uses version 8.4 Green Obsidian)
  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 👉 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 Guide for Linux Rocky
  • First, open the web browser (Firefox) and download the PureVPN OpenVPN configuration files from this 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 find your VPN credentials.
  • CA Certificate: Already uploaded.
  • Click Add button
  • Nowgo to the Wired Connections option and under VPN Connections click the newly created PureVPN connection to activate the VPN connection.

You are connected to PureVPN now!

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