My college provides Internet through a proxy server, I need to login my username and password to access internet.

I have seen installation methods of openVPN but they don't talk about how to configure it over a proxy server.

How can I configure OpenVPN to use my proxy and login credentials to connect to VPN?

  • @Arronical: There is actually, but it's still in-development and thus off-topic here. – user364819 May 31 '16 at 11:39
  • Though the OP could possibly be mistaken about their version number. – user364819 May 31 '16 at 11:40
  • So, you're trying to setup an openVPN server on your university network, so you can remotely connect back into the network, while away? – user508889 May 31 '16 at 11:47
  • I'm trying to connect to blocked sites, like YouTube, and all social networking sites, I want OpenVPN because my proxy firewall is not letting me to make a SSH Tunnel to my EC2 instance at Amazon Web Services. @bc2946088 – Rishabh Agrahari May 31 '16 at 17:46

You can connect to remote server through proxy by openvpn command line options like this:

sudo openvpn --config /path/to/config-file.ovpn --http-proxy proxy_server_addr port

Or if proxy uses socks:

sudo openvpn --config /path/to/config-file.ovpn --socks-proxy proxy_server_addr port

If proxy server requiers authentication, the console prompt you to enter your username and password. otherwise you can create a file that contains username and password in each line and append filename to the command:

sudo openvpn --config /path/to/config-file.ovpn --http-proxy proxy_server_addr port authfile
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  • Getting Error : Options error: I'm trying to parse "/home/ags/vpn/vpnbook-us1-tcp80.ovpn" as an --option parameter but I don't see a leading '--' – Rishabh Agrahari May 31 '16 at 17:54
  • Got it working with sudo openvpn --config /path/to/config-file.ovpn --http-proxy proxy_server_addr port , but why --config? – Rishabh Agrahari May 31 '16 at 18:24
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    if you specify an additional option after the config file, you must write --config before config file. :) – Ghasem Pahlavan Jun 1 '16 at 8:41

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