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1. Download OpenVPN for Windows on OpenVPN.net (you need the Windows Installer) and install OpenVPN.

2. In your account, download the config file (.ovpn) you want to use, and copy it to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\. If you downloaded multiple config files as an archive, extract it in that folder.

3. Start OpenVPN GUI as Administrator. You can find it on your desktop or in the start menu. Once it's started, you should see it in the system tray. Right click it and select Connect.

4. Your login & password are the same as on our website.

5. It should now open a OpenVPN log window showing its progress. If an error occured, please see the self-diagnosis page. If it doesn't solve your problem or you have another question, contact our support.

6. If everything worked, the OpenVPN icon should turn green. Your are now connected and can enjoy your secure connection.

With NetworkManager

WARNING: This method requires a very recent NetworkManager. Older versions will not work or may be insecure.

It has not been tested as much as the classic one and may not work on your system. It is known to work with an up to date Arch Linux and Linux Mint 17 or later.

If you are not sure about it, choose the other methods.

1. Download and install OpenVPN and the NetworkManager plugin with your package manager.

  • Debian: sudo apt-get install openvpn resolvconf network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
  • Fedora: sudo yum install openvpn networkmanager-openvpn
  • Arch Linux: sudo pacman -S openvpn networkmanager-openvpn

2. Download the .ovpn file you need in your account and put it in /etc/openvpn/.
ie: /etc/openvpn/xeovo.conf

3. Download the ca.crt file and put it in /etc/openvpn/ aswell.

4. Create the NetworkManager profile:

  • Create a new OpenVPN connection. This highly depends on your environment:
    • Mint: Left click on the Network icon in the Control Panel> Network Connections> Add
  • Select "Import a saved VPN configuration"
  • Select your xeovo-*.conf config file from the /etc/openvpn/ directory
  • Select "password authentication" as the authentication type
  • Enter your Xeovo username and password.
  • Select the ca.crt you saved into /etc/openvpn as the CA Certificate and click "Save".

5. Your VPN is now ready to use with NetworkManager.

With systemd (Arch, Fedora 16 or later, Debian 8 or later, ...)

1. Download and install OpenVPN with your package manager.

  • Debian: sudo apt-get install openvpn
  • Fedora: sudo yum install openvpn
  • Arch Linux: sudo pacman -S openvpn

2. Download the .ovpn file you need in your account and put it in /etc/openvpn/.
ie: /etc/openvpn/xeovo.conf

3. Start the OpenVPN service: sudo systemctl start [email protected]

4. (Optional) To make OpenVPN start at boot, create a text file anywhere and write your username and password inside, on two lines.

Then, add at the end of your xeovo.conf file: auth-user-pass /path/to/the/file.txt

And enable the systemd service: systemctl enable [email protected]

For additional security, you can make sure only root is be able to access this file:

sudo chown root:root /path/to/the/file.txt
sudo chmod 600 /path/to/the/file.txt

Without systemd (Debian before 8.0, ...)

1. Download and install OpenVPN with your package manager.

  • Debian: sudo apt-get install openvpn resolvconf
  • Fedora: sudo yum install openvpn

2. Download the .ovpn file you need in your account and put it in /etc/openvpn/.
ie: /etc/openvpn/xeovo.conf

3. Start the OpenVPN service: sudo service openvpn start xeovo

4. (Optional) To make OpenVPN start at boot, create a text file anywhere and write your username and password inside, on two lines.

Then, add at the end of your xeovo.conf file: auth-user-pass /path/to/the/file.txt

And enable the systemd service: systemctl enable [email protected]

And add the configuration file name to the AUTOSTART list in /etc/default/openvpn (you can add it at the end): AUTOSTART="xeovo"

For additional security, you can make sure only root is be able to access this file:

sudo chown root:root /path/to/the/file.txt
sudo chmod 600 /path/to/the/file.txt

1. Install Arne Schwabe's OpenVPN for Android. It is the most frequently updated and secure OpenVPN client for Android.

2. Download the .ovpn file you need in your account and save it somewhere on your Android device.

3. Open the OpenVPN for Android application and import the .ovpn file. It will create a new profile from the configuration file.

4. Your login & password are the same as on our website.

(Optionally) Edit the imported profile and set your username and password if you do not want to be asked every time.

You can now connect to that profile. On connection it will show the log while trying to connect. If it fails to connect, you can use the menu here to send the log by email to support at xeovo.com or copy it in a support ticket.

1. Go to the App store with your iPad/iPhone and download Openvpn Connect.

2. After the successful installation, download .ovpn configuration file.

3. Select Open in OpenVPN.

4. Tap on the green plus button.

5. Enter your Xeovo credentials and mark the password to be saved in keychain.

6. Tap on the button to connect to VPN. You have successfully connected.