This is a small HOWTO for using the Ubuntu Network Manager (Ubuntu 13.10 only until the team finds a way to provide openVPN 2.3.2 for Ubuntu 13.04 and lower)
This guide has no pictures because I am very busy and I have to write this guide in a very small time frame. Sorry. Maybe I do a pictured guide some day.
- 1. Open up the terminal and type "sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome" (without the quotemarks, just the words), and answer the question that is asked by the terminal once this command has run with "Y"
2. Type into the terminal window: "service network-manager restart"
3. Close the terminal and click on the network manager on the upper right part of your screen
4. Edit Connections --> Add --> Import saved VPN configuration
5. Select the cryptostorm.conf provided by the team
6. A window pops up. Change the authentication method to "password" and enter your credentials - which are your hashed token which goes in the "username" field, & the standard/vestigial cryptostorm password which is always 93b66e7059176bbfa418061c5cba87dd
7. Download this Certificate file: [EDIT: Updated .crt to reflect post-hearbleed cert.
8. Click on CA Certificate in the network manager, and choose the downloaded CA file.
9. Hit SAVE.
If you want to start up your VPN every time you connect to the internet (recommended!) you can do this:
- 1. Open the network manager
2. Choose Edit Connections
3. Choose the Connection you usually use to connect to the internet (which is usually some WIFI or Ethernet)
5. Go to the GENERAL tab and check the box for "Automatically connect to VPN when using this connection," and choose from the pull-down menu your just-created VPN profile
6. Click on SAVE