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Linux Installation Instructions

Please use these instructions for the first time set up on each new computer you want to use the ClearVPN service on.

Open your web browser and in the address bar type  the website address provided in the welcome email you received.


The login in screen will appear.

login screen web login screen

Enter the username and password supplied to you in your email.


Select Login and click the Go button

Click on the “Yourself (autologin profile)” link. A file download dialog will appear

download file save linux

If you are running more than one VPN connection on your computer you should rename this file  otherwise you can just save the file.

Download the file to your computer

Installing the OpenVPN client:


Usually, the easiest way to install the OpenVPN client is to use the package management system for your particular Linux distribution.  


Run one of the following commands (as root):




yum install openvpn




apt-get install openvpn


Running the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client configuration file:


Once the OpenVPN client is installed on your linux system, you will need to start the program with your configuration file in order to make a connection.


The command line for running the program is "sudo openvpn --config client.ovpn"

(Where "client.ovpn" is the name of your downloaded config file.)


**NOTE: As there are many Linux flavors we can only provide a very generalized set of instructions. If you need any further assistance or instructions for a specific distribution please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.