Astrill Setup Manual:How to configure OpenVPN with Network Manager on Linux

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Step 1

First open Terminal, and use this command to install the OpenVPN Network Manager plugin:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn openvpn

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Step 2

Login to Members area, and create and download a certificate for OpenVPN with configuration files. Click on Members, login to your account, then click VPN Services, and then click on OpenVPN certificates generation.

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Step 3

Open file you just downloaded, and pick a server and extract the OVPN file (in this example 27-USA-Seattle-1.ovpn).

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Then make 4 copies of 27-USA-Seattle-1.ovpn file, and rename them and edit them accordingly:

Text between <ca></ca> tags goes into ca.crt file

Text between <cert></cert> tags goes into user.crt file

Text between <key></key> tags goes into private.key file

Text between <tls-auth></tls-auth> tags goes into tls.key file

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Step 4

Open Network Manager, and then click on Add button to create new connection.

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Select OpenVPN for connection type, and then click on Create... button to create new OpenVPN connection.

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Step 5

On VPN tab, you need to set the following:

Connection name: Astrill VPN

Gateway: <VPN Server IP address>

Authentication Type: Certificates (TLS)

User Certificate: user.crt

CA Certificate: ca.crt

Private Key: private.key

Then click on Advanced... button for more configuration options.

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On General tab, you need to set the following:

Use custom gateway port: tick and set 8292

Use LZO data compression: tick

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On Security tab, you need to set the following:

Cipher: BF-CBC

HMAC Authentication: SHA-1

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On TLS Authentication tab, you need to set the following:

Use additional TSL authentication: ticked

Key File: tls.key

Key Direction: 1

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Once done, click on OK button and then click on Save button.

Step 6

Now we are ready to start Astrill OpenVPN connection.

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Once OpenVPN connection is established you will see successful pop-up message.

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You can check and confirm your IP address.

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