How to use OpenVPN

Ok, hello everyone. This is IRISnoir from Hackingarise. I’m sorry for the lack of posts. School’s been keeping me down. Anyways, I’m here with you. Let’s not get too side tracked or too sappy. How about we get right on to the topic. Today, I will talk about OpenVPN.

Now, the requirements must meet, as always.
openvpn to deploy the VPN (Captain Obvious in the building)

– The .ovpn configuration file. You can select and download it from sources like PENTEST.TRAINING. A good partner with Hackingarise and also a nice pentesting practice base. You can check it out.

– Sometimes, a CA certificate is needed. But the provider will give you that as well.

That’s about it.

Now, the command is:
openvpn --config [INPUT CONFIG FILENAME]
Remember to replace [INPUT CONFIG FILENAME] with the name of the downloaded .ovpn config file. Then, activate the command.

When it tells you to input authentication username and password. Here’s what you need to do.

For example, in pentest.training, you have to register a VPN account. After registrating, you can supply the credentials. Some other websites will work the same. Some will give you the right credentials straight away. This part requires some reading and common sense. Which you already have.

Then, you can just go to your browser and try typing ‘what’s my ip’. You are done here.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. If you do, please share around. Also, make sure what you are doing is completely ethical and legal as Hackingarise is never responsible for any trouble you get into. Thank you, stay safe, stay ethical.

pentester