Adding an OpenVPN connection to Flter

Flter supports third party OpenVPN connections in 3 different configurations. See this article for adding third party L2TP connections.

Determine the type of OpenVPN configuration that you have. Flter currently supports the following three types of configurations:

Inline Configs (Everything in one .ovpn file)

Certificate Authority + Certificate + Key + OpenVPN Config (.ca file, 2 .crt files and a .ovpn file)

Certificate Authority + CRL + OpenVPN Config (.ca file, .pem file, .ovpn file)

Your VPN provider will determine which configuration you use with Flter.

From the homepage of your local account, select VPN -> New -> OpenVPN -> (Config type determined by Step 1).

Enter a nickname for your configuration.

If the configuration requires a username and a password, enter the credentials into the optional username and password fields.

You will then need to upload the necessary files in the following input fields (clicking the plus icon will open a File Explorer window for you to select the appropriate file for upload):

If Inline Config is being used, then only a .ovpn file provided by your VPN provider will need to be uploaded.

If Certificate + Certificate Authority + Key + OVPN is being used, then the following files will need to be uploaded:

client.crt
ca.crt
secret.key
config.ovpn

The file names will vary from VPN provider to VPN provider but the file extensions will remain the same.

If Certificate Authority + CRL + OVPN is being used, then the following files will need to be uploaded:

ca.crt
crl.pem
config.ovpn

Please note that the file names will vary from VPN provider to VPN provider, but the file extensions will remain the same.

Click “Save.”

You will then be redirected to the VPN page, and you will see your custom configuration added to the list of VPN servers.

Click on the new server to turn the configuration on.
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