[other] [Extreme Newbie] How to set up VPN?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – please excuse the newbness. maybe I am just not understanding how VPN actually works. I am trying to set up a VPN via OpenVPN. I installed both the OpenVPN package, and the VPN-networkmanager plugin. I go to Network Manager > "Configure VPN" I choose "OpenVPN" from the box, and then there is a bunch of empty fields which I have no idea what to enter. I tried to follow a bunch of different guides but I get totally lost and don't understand. The part I get stuck on, is "Retrieve your authentication details from your VPN administrator." Where do I go to get t (HowTos)