OpenVPN On Raspberry Pi Virtually

OpenVPN. There, that’s it. That’s all you need to know.


No, seriously though, the installation is almost that brief as well. We used PiVPN (Raspberry Pi – VPN) don’t worry, it took me a minute to understand the name as well, which is why I broke it down for you.

  1. Download Raspberry Pi Desktop (ISO)

Look, I know what you’re thinking – “Why provide a link?”. Because you’re going to screw it up. Le Googles’ offers the first three searches for the SD card users… we are installing this in a Hyper Visor scenario.


2. Next, you’ll need to find yourself a host machine with a VM manager on it. I used Hyper-V offered by Microsoft on their Windows Server 2012 R2 Data-center installation (I know, it’s 2019, but that’s what I have).


3. Frankly, if I need to explain this part to you, you probably shouldn’t be using a hyper-visor just from a security standpoint, so I’m only going to point out the obvious for those who want a quick and dirty installation.

  • 50GB HDD
  • ISO of Raspbian
  • 2vCPU (for quicker installation, but 1vCPU is enough)
  • 2GB of RAM (Again, you only need 512MB, but speed)
  • 1st Gen Network Adapter (virtual, obviously)

4. Launch your VM

  • Boot to ISO (The image you downloaded from Step 1)
  • Follow prompts to install Raspbian (INSTALL!!!!)
  • After installation, reboot, and then install updates (apt-get upgrade | update)

5. Time to get dirty. Open the terminal, and use this launch code:

curl -L https://install.pivpn.io | bash

You will then, spam “enter”. Seriously, just follow the prompts to finalize the configuration (mostly “enter”)

Reboot.

Credit: http://www.pivpn.io/

Proper Documentation


Key commands to operate OpenVPN (Add Profiles)

pivpn add

Follow the prompt to create the user profile & password

From here, you will then email your profile from the vm (or use SCP).

Import your profile, use your set password and “connect”!

This image = Success

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