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TunnelBear is a VPN provider that utilizes OpenVPN protocol.

In order to use this tutorial, one must have Giant or Grizzly subscription.

Note: There is an easier method to use TunnelBear service for Gnome users.


Install openvpn.

Download TunnelBear OpenVPN configuration files and TunnelBear OpenVPN Private Key (also you can install tunnelbearAUR package from AUR).

Unzip the folders, and copy all the files to

$ /etc/openvpn/client/

Do not forget to change the permission

# chmod 600 /etc/openvpn/client/*

Pick the corresponding .ovpn that will be used (TunnelBear Japan is used as an example)

Rename the extension & remove the space

# mv "/etc/openvpn/client/TunnelBear Japan.ovpn" /etc/openvpn/client/TunnelBearJapan.conf

Edit the .conf file

keepalive 10 30
auth-user-pass login.key
key PrivateKey.key

Create login.key


Start/enable openvpn-client@TunnelBearJapan.service.