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I've been trying to run OpenVPN on Kali Linux using the official openvpn guide and ran the first command:

sudo apt update && apt -y install ca-certificates wget net-tools gnupg

Alls been updated and it seems the installation has gone well.

installed ca-certificates and net-tools

I run into an issue when I try to run the following:

sudo wget -qO - https://as-repository.openvpn.net/as-repo-public.gpg | apt-key add -echo "deb http://as-repository.openvpn.net/as/debian buster main">/etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvpn-as-repo.list

Permission Denied Error: OpenVPN Key Installation

I ran touch openvpn-as-repo.list to ensure the file has been created to echo to, but it seems this is not the fix.

It appears this requires explicit root privileges. Am I doing something wrong, or is there a kali repository I'm supposed to use for this?

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To answer the question you need to run:

wget -qO - https://as-repository.openvpn.net/as-repo-public.gpg |sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb http://as-repository.openvpn.net/as/debian buster main" |sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvpn-as-repo.list

The openvpn package is available on kali repo, you don't need to add a third party repository, just run:

sudo apt install openvpn

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