How to install Mozilla VPN on a Linux computer

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Mozilla VPN provides an encrypted tunnel to the Internet from any software or app on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, allowing you to connect securely and conceal some of your data when you connect to the Internet.

Mozilla VPN is currently available on Windows 10 and Windows 11, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices.

For Linux, we currently offer Ubuntu packages for the following distributions:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
  • Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish)
  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy)

Ubuntu

If you use one of the supported Ubuntu releases, there are two ways to install mozillavpn official packages hosted on launchpad:

Ubuntu command line mode

To install Mozilla VPN using command line mode tools, open the terminal and run the following commands.

Install commands:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillacorp/mozillavpn
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install mozillavpn


It may be necessary to install resolvconf if the final command fails, which can also be done using apt:

  • sudo apt-get install resolvconf mozillavpn


Run command:

  • mozillavpn

If you have an active Mozilla VPN subscription, you will now be able to log in using your Firefox Account via any web browser. If you don’t have a subscription, visit the Mozilla VPN website.

Ubuntu graphical user interface

Follow the instructions from the Adding personal package archives section from this article.

Other Linux distributions

So far, we do not offer packages for any other Linux distributions. But if you want to use Mozilla VPN, you can take and compile the source code from the official GitHub repository.

The README.md contains all the steps to compile the project.

We offer limited support for other Linux distributions. Users on unsupported Linux distributions are welcome to report bugs on Github.


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