Outline is an open-source project for managing the deployment of a "Shadowsocks" VPN making it easy to secure phones and computers with end-to-end encryption for users of the open internet (or to get around certain Firewalls of Great size…)
There are a lot of practical reasons that make VPNs a great tool to secure your online activity and protect devices from Man-in-the-Middle attacks, or just the general encumberances of a State-controlled internet (🦃).
However, VPNs have also been annoying to setup on your own. If you've never edited firewalls or setup a Tuntap interface, be glad.The Outline team has taken the pain out of the process for 95% of use cases, which is pretty amazing.
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Step Two: Download the Outline Manager, which includes the one-click install scripts from GetOutline.org
Step Three: Install Outline Manager and follow the steps, using your Hosting Provider. They'll do everything for you (if you're doing one-click) and the rest will be downloading the official apps (IOS Store Link, as an example) and adding your friends or other devices to your server's accepted devices list.
OutlineVPN.com is an unofficial resource for guides and introducing OutlineVPN