Ubuntu: OpenVPN GUI client for UDP/TCP



Question:

Is there any easy solution for OpenVPN being executed from Desktop for non technician people so they only push a button and get connected to a external VPN? Most of my colleagues are non Linux proficients. So, their interaction with CL is very limited.


Solution:1

I know this is not the GUI method but openvpn couldn't be any more simple or elementary as far as the commandline goes and really does not need a GUI. The command to start an openvpn session is as follows:

sudo openvpn --config  

and then drag and drop the ".ovpn" file into the terminal to complete the command so it should look something like this example:

sudo openvpn --config '/home/jglerner/Desktop/vpnbook-us1-tcp443.ovpn'  

press enter, enter your password for sudo, enter your vpn username, then your vpn password and you're good to go.

Users can minimize the open terminal if they don't want to look at it while it's running. Plus, it might give your "non linux pals" a bit of commandline confidence when they see how easy something like this can be.

Example .ovpn file used in this example can be downloaded from here http://www.vpnbook.com/ if you want to check it out and see how it works. Just download the certificate bundle and extract the zip file. There are two TCP and two UDP servers to choose from. The username is "freevpnme" and the password is listed on the download page, however, the password changes day to day to prevent abuse and spam but the cert. files stay the same.


Solution:2

Adding an OpenVPN connection via the Network preferences with network-manager-openvpn-gnome installed, defaults to using UDP instead of TCP. If you want to connect via TCP, it is under the Advanced settings you can get to by clicking that button on the VPN tab of the configuration GUI.


Solution:3

Finnaly I've got done by myself! It took longer than I previewed but it just works...

Used only Network Settings. The photos tell the history.

Graphical Setup for OpenVPN in Mint 17 and/or Ubuntu 14.10


Solution:4

You can install the network-manager-openvpn-gnome package to enable OpenVpn GUI in Ubuntu or other linuxes that have network-manager:

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

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