How to Setup Open VPN on Your Android Device
The Google Play Store has just added an application called Open VPN Connect to its app directory. This application allows users to select the Open VPN protocol, which is ideal for people who want to secure their internet connections on their mobile devices from different sources. As an example, if you are traveling outside of your country and you use a public internet connection through your smart phone, you will want to be sure that your security measures are in place so that you can connect securely and freely to the web while you are abroad.
To get this new feature, you will need to download Open VPN Connect on your android device and then install it. This is easy to do as the application installs in a few seconds and utilizes the existing security settings that are located within your android VPN account. The first time that you log in to your VPN account, you will see an option to either connect through an Open VPN server or connect through a private tunnel. Once you have selected one of these, you will be able to access the web securely on your android smartphone, as Open VPN uses the secure tunnel to connect to the internet.
One of the best features about this new application is that it allows you to configure Open VPN Connect so that it knows to use Open VPN as its secure gateway even when you are not connected to a public internet connection, such as Wi-Fi or a hotspot within your hotel or other location. You can also specify various settings, such as authentication methods, encryption types, etc, so that the configuration files will match your customized security requirements. The combination of these Open VPN settings and the Open Source VPN software will allow you to connect to the web securely on your android device, no matter what type of connection you may have.