If you want to recover the password of any current user on the target computer in cleartext (that means actually viewing the user’s password instead of just resetting it), check out our easy guide on cracking Mac OS X passwords.
You might want to have your wireless network password on hand, which isn’t required, but certainly helpful if you want to have access to the internet on a secured network right away.
Open VPN / IKEv2 Username is used on manual connections.
So please configure the Open VPN credentials to your preference as you will need to use them to establish a Linux VPN connection.
After you select a language, a welcome video will play. At one point during setup you will have to configure your internet connection, this is when you need your wireless password.
At the prompt type in: This command deletes the file “.applesetupdone” in the /var/db/ directory, which the computer checks for on startup to ensure that the computer has already been set up. We need the system to reboot so it can check for the file and then notice it’s missing. A setup window should pop up asking what language you want your computer to be in, just as if you turned on your computer for the first time after purchase. Don’t worry, all of your old files will still be on the computer.Click on your connection symbol in the system menu.Select ‘VPN Connections’, click the entry of your newly added config and it will automatically connect to your chosen Proton VPN server.Note: To address frequent DNS leaks on Linux, we’ve updated this guide with new Linux specific config files and new instructions to connect via CLI (see option B below) Note: if you do not have administrator privileges on your machine, please contact your system administrator and ask them to perform the installation for you.Install the ‘network-manager-openvpn-gnome’ package, for easier use and compatibility with the Ubuntu Network Manager GUI, by entering: If you selected “Download All configurations”, extract the zip file to your desired location For increased security, Proton VPN is set-up with two separate credentials to authenticate a connection.You can name the account anything that you want, except for the name of the old administrator account.If the new account is given the same name as the old one it will overwrite the old account, causing all the old account’s files to be deleted.Files with two country abbreviations are secure core servers, for example: is-us-01 is the secure core connection over Iceland to the USA. For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: there is an issue specific to 14.04 where importing the configuration that does not read all settings automatically.If you are experiencing issues with the auto-import feature with the network manager, please drop us a line at this link for further instructions.The files are named with a two-letter abbreviation of the destination country and a number to show which server in that country.For example: de-01 is the first server in Germany; ca-04 is the fourth server in Canada, see this article for a list of abbreviations.