OpenVPN for OSX desktop client

I guess we can start with Mac. You can use the Viscosity for $9. You can also use the TunnelBlick which is what I am going to be using here. Download the latest stable release of TunnelBlick, and install it.

Before we start, make sure that you have exported the client vpn profile from OpenVPN server. I got mine from my OPNsense (see the previous post).

Once the TunnelBlick is installed, open the app and you will be prompted with the Welcome message.


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Figure 1

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Figure 2

After clicking the OK button, the app will be in the menu bar

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Figure 3

Click on it then select VPN Details. This will open the app

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Figure 4

There are two ways to install the VPN profile. You can either drag and drop the .conf file or right click the .conf file and select TunnelBlick. Either one will install the profile. You can either drag and drop the .conf file or right click the .conf file and select TunnelBlick. Either one will install the profile.

You will get a pop-up prompt for the configuration install. Click on Only Me. After this, you may get a prompt to allow the installation by entering the admin user’s credential.


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Figure 5

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Figure 6


Once the profile is installed, then you can connect to the VPN

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After installing the config file, you can rename this config file to any name that makes sense to you by click on the cog or gear icon > Rename configuration in the lower left corner.

Once you are connected, you can see the icon will change and if you hover your pointer to the TunnelBlick icon, you will see some data.

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This is pretty much it. Cheers!!!


About networkshinobi

My name is Karlo, I work as a Network Engineer. A little about myself. I started as a PC gamer back when I was in high school. PC gaming became my addiction and pushed me to learn more about computers. Slowly got my some certifications and landed an IT Tier 1 Helpdesk job. This job opened the door for me to work to push further on my certifications and going deeper into the IT world. My goal was to get my Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching, but my journey for CCIE has changed due to I always ended up working on non-Cisco network appliances. Therefore, I have to pivot and decided to jump to the dark side and go with Juniper. Hopefully, I would get my JNCIE in the near future. All the entries/post I made are based on my views, opinion and for educational purposes only. If you see some mistakes, feel free to drop some comments. I would appreciate all the helpful comments. Thanks
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