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Connecting to NordVPN (Linux Network Manager)

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  1. Download the OpenVPN Configuration File Package and extract them into a folder of your choice.
  2. Enter the following command to make sure that you have installed all of the available updates on your device system and OpenVPN network manager:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y && sudo apt install network-manager-openvpn-gnome -y
  3. Click on the network selection button in the upper-right corner of the screen, press VPN Off, and select VPN Settings from the drop-down menu.

    network selection button is located at the top right corner of your device screen
  4. A configuration window will open. Press the + icon next to VPN.

    + button is located on the right side from VPN option
  5. You will be prompted to choose a connection type. Select Import from file…

    import from file button is located under Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
  6. You will be asked to select a file you would like to import. Navigate to the folder where you have extracted the configuration files, select one of the files from the list, and click Open.

    example of the server list
  7. In the pop-up window, enter your NordVPN service username and Password. Press Add.

    You can find your NordVPN service credentials in your Nord Account dashboard. Copy the credentials using the Copy buttons on the right.

    advanced configurations can be found at the bottom of the my services-nordvpn screen

    screen to enter your service credentials
  8. Now click on the toggle switch under the VPN section to connect to a NordVPN server. The toggle switch will turn green once connected.

    to connect to a server click on grey button next to the server name under VPN section

As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading a free password manager, like NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future.

NordPass offers native apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, so you can reach your passwords whenever and wherever you need them, even offline.

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