Connect to NordVPN using Linux Terminal

Please note that since Linux has a lot of different distributions, the configuration interfaces may vary.


  • Open Terminal (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T).
  • Install the OpenVPN client by entering: sudo apt-get install openvpn

You may be asked to enter your user password to confirm your identity.

  • Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration directory with command: cd /etc/openvpn
  • Download OpenVPN configuration files with command: sudo wget
  • In case you get ERROR: The certificate of `’ is not trusted., please install the ca-certificates package with command: sudo apt-get install ca-certificates

  • If you do not have the unzip package installed, download it by typing in: sudo apt-get install unzip
  • Extract with command: sudo unzip
  • Remove files that will no longer be used: sudo rm
  • Enter the directory where the server configurations are. These folders are either ovpn_udp or ovpn_tcp:
  • cd /etc/openvpn/ovpn_udp/
  • cd /etc/openvpn/ovpn_tcp/
  • To see the list of all available servers, enter the following command: ls -al
  • Choose a server to connect to: sudo openvpn


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