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Connecting to NordVPN (IKEv2/IPSec) on Android

These instructions will help you to connect to NordVPN on Android using the IKEv2 protocol.

  1. Download the NordVPN IKEv2 connection certificate.
  2. Download and install the strongSwan VPN Client app from Google Play.

  3. Open the strongSwan application.
  4. Tap on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the app and select "CA certificates" from the drop-down menu.

  5. In the following screen, tap on the three-dot icon again and select "Import certificate."

  6. Select the root.der file that you have downloaded in step 1.

  7. Confirm your selection by tapping Import certificate.

  8. Tap the left-pointing arrow to go back to the main screen of the strongSwan app.
  9. Select Add VPN profile.

  10. In the Server field, enter the hostname of a NordVPN server.

    For the sake of this tutorial, the server hostname will be “” To find the best server for you, use NordVPN’s server utility for a recommendation. Press Show advanced options and select the IKEv2/IPsec security protocol.


    Enter your NordVPN service credentials in the “Username” and “Password” fields.

    You can find your NordVPN service credentials (username and password) through the Nord Account dashboard:
    1. Go to the menu bar:

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    2. Click NordVPN.

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    3. Scroll down and click Set up NordVPN manually​​​​​​.

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

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    5. Copy the credentials using the Copy button bellow.

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  11. All other settings can stay the same. You can give the profile whatever name you want in the “Profile name” field.


    Once you have entered all the required information, click "Save."
  12. To connect, tap the profile you have just created.

  13. The application will ask you for the permissions necessary to form a VPN connection. Tap "OK."

    Note: Different devices may display different warning messages.

  14. If the status field shows that you are “Connected,” the connection to the VPN server has been successful. You can now minimize the application and use your device as usual – your internet traffic is now secured by NordVPN.


    To disconnect from the server, tap "Disconnect."
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