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Private Internet Access

I use PIA for private... internet... access... and as such, need a simple way to have it integrated into my operating system.

The following will install the OpenVPN profiles in a way that NetworkManager can easily access and connect to them via a system tray icon.


This method requires the installation of a few packages:

sudo pacman -S networkmanager networkmanager-openvpn network-manager-applet 


# Download install script
wget -O


# Mark script as executable and run it
chmod +x
sudo ./

# Select UDP and strong encryption

# Restart NetworkManager
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager.service