How to use OpenVPN on a MAC

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Summary

How to connect using OpenVPN on a Mac

Problem

SSL VPN Configuration for Apple Mac OS X

Tested with:

  • Tiger
  • OS X 10.4
  • iBook PowerPC G4
  • Tunnelblick 3.0b6.dmg

Solution

Smoothwall -SSL-OpenVPN-client.exe will not run, nor is it needed for Mac devices.

  1. From the Smoothwall administrative user interface, go to Network > VPN > Global.
  2. Generate a client archive.
  3. Copy this archive to your Apple Mac and extract the following files:
    • connection.ovpn
    • servercert.pem
    • cacert.pem
    • ta.key (if in the archive)
  4. From the device, download tunnelblick from https://tunnelblick.net/, taking care to note any bug fixes in later versions.
  5. Double click on the 'connection.ovpn' to start the VPN tunnel.

Attribution:

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31st October 2017   Tanja