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OpenVPN Client Guide

vdo edited this page Mar 6, 2019 · 19 revisions


Ubuntu / NetworkManager

OpenVPN comes installed in Ubuntu recent versions, but to be sure, follow these steps. Run the terminal application:

Install OpenVPN and plugin for NetworkManager:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome openvpn

Once installation is complete, restart Network Manager by typing:

sudo service network-manager restart

Go to "Settings -> Network" and click to the "+" button to add a VPN connection:

Select "Import from file..."

Browse the filesystem to select the downloaded file:

Add the profile with the default settings:

Now you can connect selecting the profile from the network tray icon:


Recommended client -> Tunnelblick


Recommended client -> OpenVPN Connect


Install OpenVPN for Android from Google Play or F-Droid:

Download the OpenVPN profile from the URL or scanned QR code:

Open the downloaded file and import it to the application, then save it with your preferred name:

Select the saved profile to connect to it:

Accept the connection request:

You should see a connection log similar to this:

Once connected, you should be able to browse the DAppNode Admin page:


Download the recommended client for OpenVPN WINDOWS INSTALLER (NSIS) and follow the steps to install it:

Download the file from the provided link by the DAppNode administrator.

Run the OpenVPN GUI program:

Select "Import file..." from the tray bar icon (right click):

Select the downloaded file:

Finally, select "Connect" from the tray bar icon menu:

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