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The purpose of this post is to document how to set up an SSTP PureVPN dedicated IP connection on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) using the desktop.
First follow the instruction on “http://support.purevpn.com/sstp-configuration-guide-for-ubuntu” to install and set up the initial SSTP VPN connection. When you connect using a normal gateway this will work just fine. However, if you have a dedicated IP gateway there is another step you must add in order for the SSTP VPN to connect. You must add credentials to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets for the dedicated connection.
Without the credentials in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets it is likely you’ll receive this message“The VPN connection ‘xxxxx’ failed because there were no valid VPN secrets.”
If you receive that message simply follow the instructions below.
The format of the file is:
# Secrets for authentication using CHAP
# client server secret IP addresses
purevpn-user-id purevpn—server purevpn-password
Once this information has been entered the server needs to be restarted. The simplest way is to just “Reboot” the server.