-Test On- This tutorial was tested on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS however it may work on other platforms
-Install- Run in a terminal
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install openvpn $ sudo apt install net-tools
-Run- To run open an terminal and cd into the directory that contains your openvpn cert file
$ cd [directory with your_openvpn_file.ovpn]
Run the openvpn
$ sudo openvpn --config your_open_vpn_file.ovpn
Leave that terminal open and open a second terminal. You need to keep the terminal open in order to keep the VPN connected.
-Check Connection- Now you can check to make sure you have a connection. Run:
One of your interfaces should have an ip address that is associated with your VPN, usually 10.8.X.X.