Connect to DAppNode's OpenVPN

For connecting to DAppNode 0.2.0 OpenVPN, you will need to have a client that supports the OpenVPN protocol in every device with which you´d like to connect to your DAppNode.

Once you have your DAppNode running, you will get an URL in your terminal from where you can download the OVPN config file and open it in your device with your OpenVPN client.

If you have still not installed your OpenVPN client . Just download the credentials file it and follow the instructions.

Opening this OVPN file will configure your VPN connection to your DAppNode from your device. The first device VPN connection will have super admin privileges so you can access and manage the DAppNode admin UI; this user cannot be deleted.

Take into account that some VPN clients might send all traffic through the VPN, which is not very ideal if you have many people connected to your DAppNode, or only to send traffic which points to an ETH domain.

DAppNode is not intended to manage all the traffic of the devices connected to it, only the ETH domains access requests.

When you download and install a VPN credentials file only your ETH traffic will be going out through the VPN, the regular IP traffic will still be done with your regular IP.

If you want to route all your Internet traffic through your DAppNode so you are behind your VPN, you should configure it in your VPN client settings by checking the Box "Send all traffic".

These are the recommended Open VPN clients for each OS:

Depending on your OS these are the instructions for installing our recommended OpenVPN clients.


Ubuntu / NetworkManager

OpenVPN comes installed in Ubuntu recent versions, but to be sure, follow these steps. Run the terminal application:

Install OpenVPN and plugin for NetworkManager:

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

Once the installation is complete, restart Network Manager by typing:

sudo service network-manager restart

Go to "Settings -> Network" and click to the "+" button to add a VPN connection:

Select "Import from file..."

Browse the filesystem to select the downloaded file:

Add the profile with the default settings:

Now you can connect selecting the profile from the network tray icon:


The recommended OpenVPN client is Tunnelblick and you can download it here

Once you have followed the steps to install the tunnelblick client in your MAC, download the file from the URL given in the console to download the OVPN file with your credentials.

If you have already downloaded the config file before installing Tunnelblick, you can select the "I have a config file" option and browse to its location. If not, once you have downloaded the OVPN file, just double click on it and Tunnelblick will add the config for you.

Select your preferred option about the users that will have access to the config.

The system will probably ask for your admin password to install the VPN configuration, and it is done!

Just open Tunnelblick in your MAC and click on Connect DAppNode.

Once connected you can already access with your new OpenVPN connection!


The recommended OpenVPN client is OpenVPN Connect and you can download it here

Once you have installed it you can just scan the QR code and hit download:

and click in "Open in OpenVPN"

Tap the add button and name your connection

The phone will ask you permission for OpenVPN to add a configuration profile , please do.

And it is done, you can just connect to your new OpenVPN now

After a few seconds, you will see in the OopoenVPN interface that you are connected. You can either connect to your server through the OpoenVPN app or directly from the phone´s "VPN" menu in "Settings"

Once connected you can access with your new OpenVPN connection!


Install OpenVPN for Android from Google Play or F-Droid:

Download the OpenVPN profile from the URL or scanned QR code:

Open the downloaded file and import it to the application, then save it with your preferred name:

Select the saved profile to connect to it:

Accept the connection request:

You should see a connection log similar to this:

Once connected, you should be able to browse the DAppNode Admin page:


Download the recommended client for OpenVPN WINDOWS INSTALLER (NSIS) and follow the steps to install it:

Download the file from the provided link by the DAppNode administrator.

Run the OpenVPN GUI program:

Select "Import file..." from the tray bar icon (right click):

Select the downloaded file:

Finally, select "Connect" from the tray bar icon menu:

Now it is time…