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In windows, I have installed OpenVPN and entered:

And I able to access with success organization private networks.

I am trying to do the same on Ubuntu version 20.04. I am trying to install the OpenVPN client to access private networks. I have followed the commands from the link) and I installed it successfully. I verified by executing the command: openvpn3 configs-list and I get the correct result.

I want to create a secure session to access the company's private networks and I am not figuring out how to generate the file ${CONFIGURATION_PROFILE_NAME} that is needed to create a session with the command openvpn3 session-start --config ${CONFIGURATION_PROFILE_NAME}.

I wasn't able to find any documentation on what information should I put in ${CONFIGURATION_PROFILE_NAME}. I wasn't able to find in the folder where OpenVPN is installed an example of the ${CONFIGURATION_PROFILE_NAME} file. I would appreciate any help, guidance, or link to the documentation or example of ${CONFIGURATION_PROFILE_NAME}.




I have tried to use network manager to establish a VPN connection. When creating a new OpenVPN connection with the network manager I need to enter the following information:

  • Name: ComapnyVPN

  • Gateway:

  • Type: password

  • Username: [email protected]

  • Password: mypassword

  • Ca certificate: This information I don't have. I asked the It guy for a certificate and he replied by saying I don't need it, and that I should install the OpenVPN from this link

I have only this information the URL, email, and password. With this information, I am trying to establish a connection with VPN. I am not finding any example on how to create ${CONFIGURATION_PROFILE_NAME} file.

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Setup OpenVPN with ovpn file using GUI

Get the ovpn file

Login to in the web browser with credentials (username: [email protected], pass: mypassword). If you are not able to access the on browser you should talk with IT person to grant you access.

After you are successfully logged in download the client.ovpn file in your Downloads folder.

Setup VPN from Settings App

Open the settings app and go to the Network tab on the left:

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Click on the + button next to VPN as shown above.

Import from file...

Select Import from file... from the Add VPN window.

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Note: Do not click on the OpenVPN option above. This will ask you to fill in all sorts of things you don't need when you have the ovpn file.

Select the client.ovpn file from your Downloads folder and open it. This will give you the next window.

Username and Password

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  • The name of the VPN should be filled, but you can change it to
    something you want.

  • The Gateway should also be filled. Do not change it.

  • Enter your user name: [email protected]

  • Enter your Password: mypassword

  • The CA certificate should be filled. Do not change it.

Click on the ADD button. Your username and password will be saved.

Turn on VPN

You can turn VPN on and off from the setting window. Or from the drop down list at the top right corner of the desktop under Wired and WiFi connections.

Hope this helps

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