This guide was created for Ubuntu 14.04 and you may need to do things slightly differently for other Linux variants like ArchLinux or Debian.

  1. Make sure your system is up-to-date by installing any available updates

  2. For OpenVPN certificates & config files download  (MD5) (SHA1)

  3. Use the Archive Manager application to extract all files from the .zip file

  4. Open the Terminal application

  5. To add (or update) OpenVPN and support for the Network Manager enter the following command (will require your administrator password)

    • sudo apt-get install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome

  6. In the menu select the Network Manager -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN…

  7. Click the Add button

  8. Select “Import a saved VPN configuration…” when asked to choose a connection type

  9. Click the Create… button

  10. Select a .ovpn file from the that you extracted earlier.

  11. Enter your blackVPN username and password

  12. Click Save…

  13. In the menu select the Network Manager -> VPN Connections -> then select the VPN location you just added

  14. A notification will show that you are now connected to the VPN

  15. Visit to verify that your IP address has changed.

  16. To disconnect the VPN… select the Network Manager -> VPN Connections -> Disconnect VPN


  17. Repeat the ADD process from step 6 to add each VPN location you wish to use.