VPN with Networkmanager
This article shows you how to log into our VPN network without using the terminal. This method is by far more convenient and you also may find this helpful if you are not very familiar with command lines. We will use a VPN Plugin called network-manager.
Open up a terminal of your choice (Ctrl + T) and install OpenVPN Network Manager by typing the following line:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
Please enter your password to confirm the installation.
After the successful installation NetworkManager must be restartet:
sudo service network-manager restart
Again, confirm with your password if necessary.
To get VPN access you must set up a new VPN connection first. Click on the two arrow symbol (or the WiFi symbol - depending on which connection you are currently using) in the top right corner.
- Now choose
VPN Connections -> Configure VPN....
A new window will open up.
- Click on
Addto add a new connection.
You will be asked for the connection type.
OpenVPNand click on
If in the top right corner the option
VPN Connections does not exist, the open the normal settings and add a new openvpn connection in
Next you need to edit and configure your connection. Choose any connection name (e.g. itp_openvpn).
For the Gateway type:
(old gateway: vpn.itp.uni-frankfurt.de)
Under Authentication select
Password as authentication type. Enter your user name and password and choose the CA Certificate 'private-ca-itp.crt'. It can be downloaded here.
Your new VPN connection will be listet in Network Connections.
Using a VPN Connection
To access a VPN network just click on the arrow or WiFi symbol on the top right corner. Your configured connection should be found under VPN Connections.