Raspberry Pi

Install OpenVPN for Raspbian#

This guide was created for Raspbian Buster Lite but also works to set up an OpenVPN client on Raspbian Buster with desktop.

1. Update the Raspberry Pi#

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get upgrade

2. Install OpenVPN#

sudo apt-get install openvpn unzip

3. Make sure the time zone is correct#

Run the command below and go through the configuration prompt to select the correct time zone.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

4. Elevate your privileges to root#

sudo -i

5. Download configuration file & setup OpenVPN#

cd /tmp mkdir -p /etc/openvpn && mv config/* /etc/openvpn && chmod +x /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf && rm -rf config && rm -f ovpn-se-gothenburg.zip

6. Enter your login credentials#

echo "**CHANGE TO YOUR USERNAME**" >> /etc/openvpn/credentials
echo "**CHANGE TO YOUR PASSWORD**" >> /etc/openvpn/credentials

7. Start OpenVPN and see that everything works#

sudo openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/ovpn.conf --daemon

8. Verify that the connection was successful#

Wait for about a minute after running the last command, then run:


The service you should check is [email protected] where NAME is the name of your configuration file (without the ".conf"). So if your openvpn configuration file is /etc/openvpn/ovpn.conf you should use command as below.

systemctl status [email protected]

You should see something like:

[email protected] - OpenVPN connection to ovpn
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/[email protected]; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Mon 2017-10-23 07:57:37 CEST; 2h 15min ago
Docs: man:openvpn(8)

9. Done#

Congratulations! Now your Raspberry Pi will run behind OVPN. The Raspberry Pi will connect to CloudLAN Room automatically when it is started.


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