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#

Move the downloaded .ovpn file to OpenVPN folder

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/clroom.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 openvpn@NAME where NAME is the name of your configuration file (without the ".conf"). So if your openvpn configuration file is /etc/openvpn/clroom.conf you should use command as below.

systemctl status openvpn@clroom

9. Done#

Congratulations! Now your Raspberry Pi is connected to CloudLAN Room.


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