How to install Atlas VPN on Linux?

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Atlas VPN is an easy way to secure your internet traffic and bypass various geo-restrictions. Following this guide, we will go through the installation process of the Atlas VPN application on Linux Ubuntu devices. Support for other Linux distributions is coming soon! 

Note: you will need a premium Atlas VPN subscription to connect to the VPN on Linux. To get a premium subscription, go to our pricing page and pick the deal that suits you best!

Contents of the guide:

  1. Downloading and installing Atlas VPN
  2. Logging in
  3. Connecting

Downloading and installing Atlas VPN

  1. Download the Atlas VPN setup package from this website.
     
  2. Once you have the file, check what repository it is in. You can do that by right-clicking on the file and choosing Properties. The repository will be displayed next to Parent folder.
     
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  3. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl, Alt, and T keys together.
      
  4. Once you open it, copy this command  into the terminal, edit the {/path/to/} part of the command to indicate the repository, and press Enter to run it:
    sudo dpkg -i {/path/to/}atlasvpn-repo.deb
     
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  5. You will be asked to enter your computer password. After entering it, you can continue setting up Atlas VPN on Linux!
     
  6. Before installing the Atlas VPN, please copy-paste this command into the terminal and press Enter to run it:
    sudo apt update

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  7. Afterward, run this command in the terminal to install Atlas VPN:
    sudo apt install atlasvpn

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  8. Once you finish the installation steps and install the Atlas VPN on your Linux device, you will see the line AtlasVPN for Linux successfully installed!

 

Logging in

  1. Upon successful installation, you can log into your account on the Atlas VPN app. To do that, run this command in the terminal:
    atlasvpn signin
     
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  2. This will bring up a prompt Enter your email address. Type in the email address of your account, and after pressing Enter, a verification email will be sent to your inbox. 
     
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  3. Once you open the verification email, you will find an activation code at the bottom of the letter.
     
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  4. Copy-paste the activation code into the terminal. After entering the code successfully, you will be logged into your Atlas VPN account on Linux. The code is different each time you log in.

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Connecting

  1. Once you are logged into your account with a premium subscription, you can connect to one of the Atlas VPN servers. To do that, run this command in the terminal:
    atlasvpn connect
     
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  2. Running this command will bring up the Atlas VPN server categories. Choose the server type and enter the number corresponding to that category. 
     
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  3. After you choose the server type, the connection wizard will bring up the server locations list. Pick a location you would like to connect to and enter the corresponding number in the terminal.
     
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  4. If you see the line You have successfully connected to (selected location) - you are secured!
     
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  5. To disconnect from the VPN server, run this command in the terminal:
    atlasvpn disconnect
     

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Tip: for your convenience, use these command shortcuts:

    • To connect:
      atlasvpn c 

    • To disconnect:
      atlasvpn d

 

Note: Atlas VPN for Linux uses the Wireguard® protocol. At the moment, there is no option to change the protocol.
 

WireGuard® is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.
 

In case you encounter any issues with the Atlas VPN application, drop us an email at support@atlasvpn.com! Premium customers can also reach us via live chat by logging into the Atlas VPN account here