VPN Ubuntu (Ubuntu 18+, OpenVPN 2.5+)

You will need your E-mail and your E-mail password in Department of Physics in order to user VPN as well as to download the required configuration files.

A) You must download the Configuration file (Physics-UOC.ovpn), which is required to connect to Physics VPN.

B) If you are connected to a restricted network (i.e. hotel, abroad) which allows only Web traffic, you can connect using the alternative Configuration file (Physics-UOC-Backup-TCP.ovpn). This step is optional.

1) Installation

Universe repository should be enabled. You need to install programs: openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome

sudo add-apt-repository universe

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome

sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager


2) Configuration file

Click on top right icons and select the toolbox for configuration

Select Network on the left menu and then click + next to VPN

Click Import from file... (Not OpenVPN)

Select the configuration file Physics-UOC.ovpn / Physics-UOC-Backup-TCP.ovpn you downloaded in step A, (B)
If there is an error during this step, reboot and try again the Import procedure

Enter your E-mail in Department of Physics in the User Name field and click Add


3) Connection

Click on top right icons and then select Connect under VPN

Enter your E-mail password in Department of Physics and click Connect

You can verify that VPN is connected succesfully by clicking here

University of Crete - Department of Physics  - Voutes University Campus - GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
phone: +30 2810 394300 - email: chair@physics.uoc.gr