Deploy from Google Cloud Shell

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of 2021-12-14 Algo requires Python 3.8, but Google Cloud Shell only provides Python 3.7.3. The instructions below will not work until Google updates Cloud Shell to have at least Python 3.8.

If you want to try Algo but don’t wish to install the software on your own system you can use the free Google Cloud Shell to deploy a VPN to any supported cloud provider. Note that you cannot choose Install to existing Ubuntu server to turn Google Cloud Shell into your VPN server.

  1. See the Cloud Shell documentation to start an instance of Cloud Shell in your browser.

  2. Follow the Algo installation instructions as shown but skip step 3. Install Algo’s core dependencies as they are already installed. Run Algo to deploy to a supported cloud provider.

  3. Once Algo has completed, retrieve a copy of the configuration files that were created to your local system. While still in the Algo directory, run:
     zip -r configs configs
  4. Unzip on your local system and use the files to configure your VPN clients.