Quick Start Guide
by Unikorn Admin.
What is a VPN and why I need it?
A VPN Virtual Private Network is a type of server that provide a remote connection to a local network in a secure way. Theses servers are often used to access resources as if you were on-site or also for appearing to connection from another location that your ISP Internet Service Provider shows.
The main reason why a standard customer must use a VPN is because of the security and the encryption that it provides and also by using it as a proxy. Moreover, the Unikorn VPN servers permit you to browse the web safely and privately by hiding to your ISP what information your are looking for and also hiding your personal IP Internet Protocol address to the websites you reach.
As a service provider, we think that more and more the privacy concerns rise over the public, and more largely the Internet users will be educated to the necessity of using such network services alongside their usual ISP features.
For more historical and technical information on this subject, please see the links below (external):
2. Create an account at unikorn.app
Create an account
Creating a new account on our website is very easy, just follow theses steps:
Go to the registration page:
Your will see a CAPTCHA (verification code) like this:
Enter it in the text field then validate by clicking the 'CREATE' button.
Now a confirmation page will appear:
Make sure no one look at your screen then expand the box by tapping on 'CLICK TO VIEW' to see your account number.
This is your Token or ID. BE SURE TO WRITE IT DOWN!
Check the confirmation boxes then proceed by clicking the 'Confirm' button.
Finally, the next page will bring you to payment proceedings. If you do not want to add credit now, you can directly go to your account panel by clicking the 'Cancel' button.
Choose a plan
To use our services, you'll need to add time to your account by selecting one of the available plans. Expired accounts are still valid but access to the VPN servers are disabled.
You can add more time by clicking the button 'Add' in your account panel:
And select a plan: We highly recommend the 2 years option because it's the cheapest by month.
Then follow the instructions relative to your preferred payment method.
3. Download & Install OpenVPN
To use our services, you will need a VPN client software. We recommend the use of OpenVPN however you can use any client that is compatible with the configuration files we provide.
Installing instructions for OpenVPN differs depending of the platform or operating system your currently use; Please refer to the links below:
- Install OpenVPN on Windows.
- Install OpenVPN on Linux.
- Install OpenVPN on OSX. [NOT AVAILABLE]
- Install OpenVPN For Android (or android-based). [NOT AVAILABLE]
- Install OpenVPN on iOS. [NOT AVAILABLE]
4. Generate the configuration file
Now you need to return to your Unikorn's account and generate a configuration file:
Go to the Login page:
You will need to enter your Token and a CAPTCHA.
On your manage panel, you can see on the right side the configuration toolbox. Select the parameters you need (Location, Platform, Port) then click 'Download':
Save the generated file somewhere on your disk. (Example: germanywindowsudp1194.ovpn)
5. Connect using your account's VPN password.
Now you just need to start OpenVPN, select your previous configuration file and enter your credentials:
- Username = Your Token.
- Password = The VPN Password provided on your manage panel.
After successful OpenVPN installation, open a Terminal ( CTRL + ALT + T on Ubuntu), then enter the following command:
sudo openvpn germany_windows_udp1194.ovpn
That's all you need and you can now generate as many configuration as you want to change location. We will see others tips to connect to VPN and not leaking information in next guides...