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Installation guide for OpenVPN Connect Client on macOS

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This guide is meant for users of the OpenVPN Access Server product that wish to connect their macOS computer using the official OpenVPN Connect Client software. In the steps outlined below we’ll take you through the process of obtaining the OpenVPN Connect Client from your Access Server’s web interface, and installing and using it on the macOS operating system. Aside from some minor differences due to different versions of software used this guide should be accurate and easy to follow. Each step can be clicked to show a screenshot for that particular step in the installation process. Each screenshot can be clicked to reveal an image gallery you can follow to go through all the steps.


You will need to have a valid set of credentials, like user name and password, and of course the address of your OpenVPN Access Server. If you are not the administrator of the Access Server you are going to connect to, then you should contact the administrator of this server to obtain this information. We here at OpenVPN Inc. cannot provide this information, since we do not manage servers run by our customers. If you are the administrator of your Access Server, you can create new user accounts using the admin web interface of the Access Server or the external authentication backend you have configured, and then use those credentials to obtain and install the OpenVPN Connect Client on macOS.

The OpenVPN Connect Client for macOS, latest version, currently supports these operating systems:

  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave

Downloading and installing the OpenVPN Connect Client for macOS

Navigate to the OpenVPN Access Server client web interface.

Navigate to the OpenVPN Access Server client web interface.

Login with your credentials.

Select ‘OpenVPN Connect for Mac OS X’.

Wait until the download completes, and then open it (the exact procedure varies a bit per browser).

Open the ‘OpenVPN Connect installer’ to start the installation.

Click ‘Continue’.

Please read the licensing terms. Then click ‘Continue’.

Click ‘Agree’ to accept the licensing terms.

Click ‘Install’ to proceed.

Enter your device password, if you have one configured, and click ‘Install Software’.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Click ‘Close’ to end the installation process.

If your device asks, click ‘Move to Trash’ to clean up the installer file.

Rightclick (ctrl+click) ‘OpenVPN Connect’ and eject it.

In the system tray, the OpenVPN Connect Client is now ready for use.