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Tutorial: Connect to Access Server on macOS with OpenVPN Connect


Follow this guide to download and install OpenVPN Connect with a connection profile for Access Server on macOS.


This tutorial is for macOS users wanting to connect to Access Server with the official OpenVPN Connect app. We'll step you through the process of obtaining OpenVPN Connect from your Access Server's Client Web UI and installing it on your macOS device.

Ensure you have the following:

  1. Valid credentials (username and password) for Access Server.

  2. macOS running a supported operating system.


If you don't have Access Server credentials, contact your server administrator for help. OpenVPN, Inc. can't provide you with this information since we don't manage our customers' Access Servers.

If you're an Access Server administrator, you can create new user accounts in the Admin Web UI and use those to obtain and install OpenVPN Connect on macOS.

  1. Sign in to the Client Web UI.


    You can find the Client Web UI at the Access Server hostname (recommended) or the server's public IP address (if a hostname isn't set up). Example: OR

  2. Enter your username and password.

  3. Click Sign In.

  4. Click the macOS icon to begin the download.

  1. When the download completes, open it.

  2. Click the installer to start the installation.

  3. Click through the installation windows.

  4. Agree to the software license agreement.

  5. If prompted, enter your Apple credentials to allow the installation.

  6. Once the installation succeeds, click Close to end the installation process.

  1. Navigate to Applications.

    • OpenVPN Connect displays.

  2. Click to launch the app.

    • OpenVPN Connect is installed with a connection profile for your user, configured for Access Server.

  3. Click on the profile to connect.