IKEv2/IPsec

These instructions were made on a Samsung Galaxy Note II with Android 4.4.4 KitKat (CyanogenMod 11), and will help you to connect to NordVPN using the IKEv2 protocol.

1. Download the NordVPN IKEv2 connection certificate here: https://downloads.nordvpn.com/certificates/root.der

2. Download and install the “strongSwan VPN Client” application from the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.strongswan.android

3. Open the strongSwan application.

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4. Open the three dot menu by tapping the three dot icon in the top-right corner of the app.

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5. Select “CA certificates”.

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6. In the screen that opens, open the three dot menu again and select “Import certificate”.

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7. Select the root.der file you have downloaded in Step 1.

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8. Confirm the importing by tapping “Import Certificate”.

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9. Tap the back arrow to go back to the main screen of the strongSwan app.

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10. Select “Add VPN profile”.

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11. In the Server field, enter the hostname of one of our servers. The hostnames can be found in our server list here: https://nordvpn.com/servers/ . In this example, we used “de74.nordvpn.com”, which is our Germany #74 server.
In the Username and Password fields, enter your NordVPN credentials.
All other settings can stay the same, although you can name the profile in the “Profile name”.

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Once all the information has been entered, select “Save”.

 

12. Tap the profile you have just created to connect.

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13. A warning message may appear. Since we trust this application, check the “I trust this application” checkmark (if it is there), and tap OK.
Note: different devices may display a slightly different warning message

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14. Once a status message appears saying you have Connected, you will be connected to the VPN server. You can now minimize the application and use any other application – all of your network traffic now goes through the VPN and is secure.
Tap the “Disconnect” button to disconnect from the server.

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