Instruction: VPN Configuration for LinuxMint
Every active MU student or staff member can make use of VPN. In order to log in, one must use UČO and secondary password as login data.
We Use Network Manager
Network Manager should be a standard component of your linux distribution. If you want to be sure, check whether the support for OpenVPN is installed or if you do not have the old version:
- Open Terminal
- Enter the command: sudo apt-get network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
- If you already have OpenVPN installed, the message appears "x upgraded, x newly installed, x to remove and x not upgraded."
- If OpenVPN is not installed, enter: Y and confirm. OpenVPN will be installed on your computer.
In the following window fill in the Name and Gateway vpn.ics.muni.cz. Enter your UČO as the Username and your Secondary Password in the Password field. In the CA certificate select the file /etc/ssl/certs/DigiCert_Assured_ID_Root_CA.pem or download this file.
After saving the settings, the VPN service is created and ready to use.
Still having trouble with connection?
In case you have trouble connecting, have a look at the list of frequent problems. Also, do not forget to adjust firewall settings (UDP port 1194) so that it allows VPN connection.
Answers to questions about split tunnels, mail settings or passwords can be found in the section Frequently Asked Questions.