Installation and use of OpenVPN on Ubuntu with Network ManagerIn order to establish VPN connection via OpenVPN protocol on Ubuntu 14.04 with Network Manager (network connections manager) do the following steps:
1. Install via Ubuntu Software Center the network-manager-openvpn packet, with entering your administration password.
If Ubuntu Software Center cannot find this packet then you need to start terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and execute there command sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome confirming installation with Y key.
2. Download from billing panel the archive with configuration files by clicking on GNU/Linux icon and unpack it to the place where you want it to be located.
3. Open VPN connections management window clicking on Network Manager in the right upper corner of desktop then click on Edit Connections...
In the window of network connections click Add button, and select Import a saved VPN configuration... in the list that appears next, then click Create... button.
A window will open where you can choose a configuration for import. Go to the folder where you unpacked the archive and select a file with .ovpn extention.
Complete import by clicking on Save... button.
Do the same for all the files with .ovpn extention clicking on Add button. You can delete and rename subscription names here too.
4. Open Network Manager in the right upper corner of desktop then click on VPN connections and you will see name of the vpn connection you imported on the previous step. Click on it and connection process will be initiated.
On Network Manager icon a lock will appear and a notification will rise. It shows that you are connected to vpn.
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1. If the configuration cannot be imported and an error message appears, make sure that you have the latest updates installed on your system and system was rebooted after updates installation.
2. Do not move the folder with imported configuration files because Network Manager will not be able to read them. If you moved or deleted folder with configurations then do step 3 again.
3. Ubuntu version doesn't really mater. This manual will work for rather old and new Ubuntu versions.