Ubuntu 12.04 SSTP-Client installation

Microsoft introduced a new type of VPN with Windows Server 2008 called Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP).

Linux support is provided by sstp-client, and network-manager-sstp. However, there are currently no packages in the offical repos and the author’s sites recommend compiling from source.

If you aren’t up for that, there is a PPA available at:


You can add this PPA to your Software Sources, but I felt better just downloading the individual packages files. In this case, you’ll need to install several packages, in the following order:

  1. sstp-client
  2. network-manager-sstp
  3. network-manager-sstp-gnome (Listed as a build artifact under network-manager-sstp)

I use gdebi to install packages as it’s still snappier than the Ubuntu Software Center.