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Install OpenVPN for Debian#

1. Run as superuser#


2. Download components#

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install curl openvpn unzip

3. Download the configuration file#

Move the downloaded .ovpn file to OpenVPN folder

4. Enter your login credentials#

echo "**CHANGE TO YOUR USERNAME**" >> /etc/openvpn/credentialsecho "**CHANGE TO YOUR PASSWORD**" >> /etc/openvpn/credentials

5. Start OpenVPN and see that everything works#

openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/clroom.conf --daemon

6. Verify that the connection was successful#

Wait for about a minute after running the last command, then run:


The service you should check is [email protected] where NAME is the name of your configuration file (without the ".conf"). So if your openvpn configuration file is /etc/openvpn/clroom.conf you should use command as below.

systemctl status [email protected]

You should see something like:

[email protected] - OpenVPN connection to clroom  Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/[email protected]; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)  Active: active (running) since Mon 2017-10-23 07:57:37 CEST; 2h 15min ago  Docs: man:openvpn(8)

7. Done#

Congratulations! Now your Debian will connect to CloudLAN Room automatically when it is started.

Quick Commands
1. systemctl start openvpn    # Starts OpenVPN and connects to clroom2. systemctl stop openvpn     # Stops OpenVPN3. systemctl restart openvpn  # Restarts OpenVPN4. systemctl status openvpn   # Shows status for OpenVPN


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