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OpenVPN for Mac OS X

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We suggest using the Tunnelblick distribution for Macs. Please read their Privacy and Security document, and consider whether tunnelblick's default settings are to your liking.

After installing it, you will need to download appropriate configuration files.

Configuration files can be double-clicked, dragged and dropped onto the Tunnelblick application icon, or placed in the directory:

   ~/Library/openvpn/

In this directory they're detected automatically on launch. Newer versions of Tunnelblick may prompt for permission to automatically convert configurations to "Tunnelblick VPN Configurations". This procedure is necessary for any configuration to work.

Note: If you see a message along the lines of "conversion failed", even briefly, we suggest that you delete the contents of the ~/Library/openvpn/ directory, download the files again, and restart tunnelblick.

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Last reviewed: 
09/05/2017

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