For a short moment I struggled with installing NordVPN in Ubuntu. Here is how you do it the right way 😉
Before you start with this tutorial you will need to have a NordVPN (opens new window) account.
Once you signed up for NordVPN, login and go to my.nordaccount.com/downloads/nordvpn (opens new window) and download the
This package will not install NordVPN per se, but rather import the GPG key and APT repository.
Once the file is downloaded, double-click on it or run the following to install it.
sudo apt install ./nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb
You might need to change the version number here.
Next you can update the APT package list and install NordVPN.
sudo apt update sudo apt install nordvpn
Before you can use the just installed
nordvpn utility, you need to add your user to the
nordvpn user group.
sudo usermod -aG nordvpn $USER
To apply the new user group you need to logout and login from your desktop session or simply restart your computer.
Now you can login through the
Follow the link that
nordvpn returns. This will sign you in.
And finally, you will be able to connect and disconnect to your vpn via the following commands.
nordvpn connect # or nordvpn c nordvpn disconnect # or nordvpn d
For further information on available commands you can run the following command or check out the NordVPN Documentation (opens new window).
And that's it! Have fun with your VPN! 😁