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Debian/Ubuntu - Start OpenVPN Connection

I have quite a few posts on how to configure an OpenVPN server, but once you have one set up and have been provided all the certificate/configuration files, one needs to know how to launch a connection to the server with it. Here's how (on Ubuntu/Debian):


Install OpenVPN if you haven't already.

sudo apt-get install openvpn -y

Navigate to where your client configuration file is, and start the VPN connection by referencing it.

cd /path/to/client.conf/directory
sudo openvpn --config client.conf --script-security 2
Last updated: 7th May 2022
First published: 7th May 2022