OpenVPN Linux Mint

OpenVPN Linux Mint

How to setup OpenVPN connection on Linux Mint?
1Go to the "Network Connections" icon and you have to click on the "Network Connections" bar.

OpenVPN connection on Mint - Step 1
2In next window click on the "Add" button.

OpenVPN connection on Mint - Step 2
3Select the "OpenVPN" option.

OpenVPN connection on Mint - Step 3
4In new opened window from "VPN" tab, complete the fields as below:
  • Connection name: RapidVPN
  • Type: Password
  • Gateway: Your VPN server IP/address
    Note: To see your server IP address, login here with your username and password.
  • User name: Your VPN username
  • Password: Your VPN password
OpenVPN connection on Mint - Step 4

At the end click in folder icon from "CA Certificate" to import OpenVPN certificate.
login your RapidVPN account, right click on "OpenVPN Certificate" and dwonload it to your computer by choosing "Save Link As ...". It will save in your "Download" directory as "rapidvpn.crt".

OpenVPN connection on Mint - Step 4
5Import "CA Certificate" and click "open"

OpenVPN connection on Mint - Step 5
6You will see an extra option is added to the "Network Connection" bar. You hve to turn on the "VPN Connection".

OpenVPN connection on Mint - Step 7

Now you can enjoy your VPN service!
7Disconnect VPN: You have to go "Network Connection" icon and then you will see "VPN Connection" tab with a checkbox. You have to just unchecked the box to disconnect the VPN.