How To Set up a Secure VPN Connection in Linux
This guide explains VPN installation and configuration processes on Linux systems. We demonstrate these processes for OpenVPN, ProtonVPN, and NordVPN.
Using a virtual private network is a smart way to stay safe online. VPNs add a protective layer by encrypting your data, concealing your IP address, and channeling network traffic through secure “tunnels.”
Most of us are familiar with using VPN apps on smartphones and Windows or MacOS computers. But what about Linux? Can you use your favorite VPN? Are there open-source VPN options for Linux?
In this article, I will introduce you to the OpenVPN project and explain how to set up its Community Edition using Easy-RSA. Additionally, I will guide you through the steps of installing the ProtonVPN GUI – an easy, fast, and free method to connect to one of the most trusted privacy platforms.