Setup VPNUK OpenVPN on Chrome OS

This tutorial describes how to configure and setup an OpenVPN connection on Google Chrome OS. Firstly, you will need to download and install two certificate configuration files, we'll go through that with you here in this tutorial.

Download the VPNUK config files

Before we begin with the OpenVPN setup you will need to download two files that are require as part of the connection. CLICK HERE to download our OpenVPN .p12 file, once downloaded, you should extract this file to your drive. Now CLICK HERE to open our server configuration tool which will assist you in configuring your OpenVPN connection. You can then download and save your OpenVPN configuration file to your drive. You can also download these files from your control panel here.

1. Certificate Manager

Go to your Certificates Manager by entering to chrome://settings/certificates in your Chrome browser.

2. Import Certificate

Click onto the 'Import and Bind to Device' button

3. Select Certificate

Select the vpnuk-client.p12 file that you downloaded earlier and click 'Open'.

4. Password Prompt

A password screen may pop up, leave the field blank and click 'OK'.

5. Certificate Installed

You should now see the VPNUK certificate store updated with your certificate as 'client (hardware-backed)'.

6. Install ONC File

Go to chrome://net-internals/#chromeos in your Chrome Browser and click onto the 'Choose File' button to import your ONC file.

7. Select File

Go to the location of the configuration file that you downloaded earlier and select the .onc configuration file, then click 'Open'.

8. Connecting to VPNUK

Open your network preferences and select the 'VPN Disconnected' option from the list.

9. Choose VPNUK Connection

Click onto the VPNUK connection from the list of available connections.

10. Connect

The first time you connect to the VPNUK service you will need to enter your login password, you can then click onto 'Connect'.

Advanced Settings

Your OpenVPN connection is configured to use a UDP protocol through port 1194, if you would prefer to use a TCP protocol through port 443 you can edit the .onc configuration file manually by following these instructions.
1. Open the .onc configuration file that you have on your drive.
2. Go to line 23 and only change the port number from: "Port": 1194, to: "Port": 443,
3. Go to line 24 and only change the protocol from: "Proto": "udp", to: "Proto": "tcp",
4. Save and close the file.

Troubleshooting Guide

Your VPNUK account should work first time, everytime. If you ever experience any problems with your VPN connection the first thing we urge you to do is contact us on our Live Help service, we can offer instant assistance with all connection issues and get you back online. The following is a basic troubleshooter for the more common issues that can arise from our VPN service.

Comments (2)

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tim m. (France) says...
*doh* ... disregard my latest non-sense about ChromeOS. *doh*.

I only wish that ChomeOS supported OpenVPN much better.

VPNUK Says:
Hello Tim, this setup isn't exactly straight forward but it works really very well once setup.
13th August 2015 5:49pm
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raju (India) says...
it a very good
16th May 2015 5:03am
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