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How To Setup OpenVPN on MacOS

Install OpenVPN software:

  1. Visit the official OpenVPN website and download the OpenVPN Connect Client for macOS: OpenVPN Downloads
  2. Follow the installation instructions to set up OpenVPN Connect on your Mac.

Extract the OpenVPN profile:

  1. Download the OpenVPN files from
  2. Locate the downloaded file (usually in the Downloads folder) and double-click to extract it. This should create a folder containing the OpenVPN profile file(s).

Import the profile into OpenVPN Connect:

  1. Open the OpenVPN Connect Client on your Mac.
  2. Click on the menu bar icon (looks like a gray circle) and select "Import" from the dropdown menu.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you extracted the OpenVPN profile file(s), select the desired profile file with the extension .ovpn, and click "Open" to import it.

Connect to the VPN:

  1. Once the profile is imported, it should appear in the OpenVPN Connect window.
  2. Click on the profile name to highlight it.
  3. Click the "Connect" button.

Enter Credentials

  1. You'll be prompted to enter your username and password. Input the required credentials and click "OK" or "Connect."

Successful Connection

  1. If the connection is successful, the OpenVPN Connect client will display a green icon, indicating that you are connected to the VPN.

Disconnecting from the VPN

  1. To disconnect from the VPN, open the OpenVPN Connect client and click the "Disconnect" button.