Installing OpenVPN with the Network Manager

  1. Make sure your system is up-to-date by installing any available updates
  2. For OpenVPN certificates & config files download (md5).
  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.

How to disable IPv6 in Ubuntu

If you have IPv6 connectivity your VPN tunnel cannot protect your privacy for services that support IPv6 – including BitTorrent. We recommend that if you have an IPv6 address then follow our FAQ to disable IPv6 in Ubuntu

How to kill programs when the VPN disconnects

Use VPNDemon to monitor a VPN connection on Linux and kill a process upon disconnect.