Linux & OpenVPN – The manual way

Following this method you have to type your username and (2x) your password for every configuration and check for updates manually by visiting the web site periodically. If you don’t want to do this, consider using the Perfect Privacy VPN Connection Manager.

Install OpenVPN and related Network Manager plugins

First, if not already done you naturally need to install OpenVPN and the related Network Manager plugins. In the terminal, type:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome

Download the configuration files and install them one by one

Get the configuration files from the Download page in the Member area ( and extract it.

Click the Network Manager icon in the upper right corner and select “Edit connections…”.

For every configuration, do the following steps:

  • In the Network Connections window click “Add” and select “Import a saved VPN configuration…”.
  • Select the .ovpn file from the extracted folder.
  • Enter your username. You can enter your password later when you connect to the Perfect Privacy server for the first time. When you want to enter your password immediately, you have to type it twice (“Password” and “Private Key Password”). Otherwise the connection will fail.
  • Proceed the same way with the other connections.


Start protecting your privacy

When the configurations are installed, simply click the network icon in the upper right corner, select “VPN Connections” and choose between one of the Perfect Privacy servers. As soon as the secure connection is established the network icon will indicate that with a little lock.


You may visit Perfect Privacy Check IP to make sure your VPN connection works properly.