system administration

OpenVPN on Boot – Debian/Ubuntu Based Systems

Install OpenVPN. Create OpenVPN client configuration file for your VPN provider. Usually these come in the form of the URI name with an .ovpn extension (i.e. us-nyc.provider-udp.ovpn). General OpenVPN information may be found at if you require further documentation on configurations. If you purchased a VPN service there should most certainly be files provided, […]


Create OpenVPN credentials File

In order to take a password from the shell and append to a file (e.g. OpenVPN). So the default credentials file is named ‘authcreds’ unless the first argument provided is the desired filename. The user is prompted for their username and password which are added to the file. Username on first line, password on the […]