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NordVPN Teams is evolving — offering more advanced solutions, we’re delighted to announce our new identity, NordLayer.

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Get NordLayer for Linux

Set up Linux workstations with ease and get working on a secure network in minutes—all with 24/7 expert support.

Linux VPN

Save time and leave manual configuration in the past

NordLayer for Linux lets your teams work from anywhere on a secure network.
Get powerful AES 256-bit encryption to protect sensitive corporate data.
Easy to use. Easy to set up. No hardware.
View and optimize website content internationally through servers in 33 different countries — just connect to one of our global gateways.
Our Linux application is compatible with GSuite, Okta, and Azure AD 3rd party-authentication.
Connect to your preferred gateways automatically, or choose to auto-connect when using untrusted Wi-Fi networks.

Linux installation instructions

Business VPN Setup for Linux
Download the NordLayer repository package
Choose your preferred download package at the top of this page.
Install the repository package

In Terminal, run these commands:

Debian commands:

sudo apt-get install ./nordlayer-latest_1.0.0_all.deb

RHEL commands:

sudo yum install ./nordlayer-latest-1.0.0-noarch.rpm
Update your package lists

Debian commands:

sudo apt-get update

RHEL commands:

sudo yum makecache
Install NordLayer

Install the application from your package manager.

Debian commands:

sudo apt-get install nordlayer

RHEL commands:

sudo yum install nordlayer
Add your user to the application group

The application runs on its own system user and group, so only members of the group have permission to use it.


sudo usermod -a -G nordlayer $(whoami)

Note that this change will only take effect at next login, so re-login or reboot.

That’s it! Your teams are now working on a secure network. For more information or technical assistance please contact [email protected]

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