Easy OpenVPN Setup Script for Debian Based OpenVZ VPS

What is OpenVPN?

OpenVPN is a reliable and well tested VPN solution that is able to run over a single port, supports compression, tunnels over NAT, and is very secure.

What does this script do?

This script will automatically install, configure, and add users to OpenVPN all in under 5 minutes, even with minimal Linux skills. The port forwarding, server configuration, and authentication setup is all taken care of for you.


  • Automatic .ovpn file generation with inline certificates in a single file
  • Google DNS servers
  • Port 53 captive portal bypass server option

How do I install it?

1. Make sure that your VPS has its TUN module working. Run the following command to check:

cat /dev/net/tun

Your VPS TUN module is set correctly if you get this message:

cat: /dev/net/tun: No such file or directory

If not, then you need to enable it in SolusVM (or disable and re-enable it).

SolusVM OpenVZ Enable TUN

2. Copy and paste these lines into your SSH client of choice:

wget https://raw.github.com/cwaffles/ezopenvpn/master/ezopenvpn.sh --no-check-certificate -O ezopenvpn.sh; chmod +x ezopenvpn.sh; ./ezopenvpn.sh

Once it ends, you can run it again to add more users.

How can I contribute?

I’ve set up a Github repository here that you can fork and submit patches back to.

Want to just download it?

Here’s a nice download link for you:


Tested working in Debian 6 and 7. Recent Ubuntu versions should work as well.


This script is based on Nyr’s openvpn-install work.


This script is licensed under the MIT License.

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