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VPN 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:

  • A working installation of Rocky Linux (This guide uses version 8.4 Green Obsidian)
  • A device with internet access
  • A PureVPN premium account (Don’t have one? Sign up now!)
  • 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::
  1. Insert Connection name: PureVPN
  2. Insert Gateway: (already selected/entered)
  3. Connection Type: Password from drop down menu
  4. Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can find your VPN credentials.
  5. CA Certificate: Already uploaded.
  6. 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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