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Connecting to NordVPN (Linux Network Manager)



To connect to NordVPN using the Linux Network Manager, follow these steps:

  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.

  4. A configuration window will open. Press the + icon next to VPN.

  5. You will be prompted to choose a connection type. Select Import from file…

  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.

  7. In the pop-up window, enter your NordVPN service username and password. Press Add.

    You can find your NordVPN service credentials (service username and service password) in the Nord Account dashboard:
    1. Click Set up NordVPN manually.

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    2. You will receive a verification code in your email that you use for NordVPN services. Type the code in: 

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    3. Copy the credentials using the Copy buttons on the right:

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

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