How to Install and Uninstall ocserv Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 21, 2022

OpenConnect server (ocserv) is an SSL VPN server. Its purpose is to be a secure, small, fast and configurable VPN server. It implements the OpenConnect SSL VPN protocol, and has also (currently experimental) compatibility with clients using the AnyConnect SSL VPN protocol. The OpenConnect VPN protocol uses the standard IETF security protocols such as TLS 1.2, and Datagram TLS to provide the secure VPN service. The server is implemented primarily for the GNU/Linux platform but its code is designed to be portable to other UNIX variants as well. I will show you how to install ocserv on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Requirements to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install ocserv on Ubuntu 22.04

Install ocserv Ubuntu 22.04

ocserv is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install ocserv using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux beginner. Following these instructions to get ocserv on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install ocserv Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install ocserv

Install ocserv using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install ocserv, just following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install ocserv Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install ocserv

Uninstall ocserv on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

This command can be used to uninstall ocserv from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove ocserv

If you want to uninstall ocserv and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge ocserv

Ending

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install ocserv on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall ocserv too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.