How To Create a VPN Connection on MacOS
In this article we will go through the steps on how to create a VPN connection on your MacOS. In order to connect to a virtual private network (VPN) you will need to enter the configuration settings into Network preferences. These settings include the VPN server address, account name, and any authentication settings, such as password or certifications given by the administrator of the network.
If you were given a VPN settings file, try double-clicking the file to open Network preferences and automatically import the settings. If double-clicking the file doesn’t open Network preferences, choose Apple > System Preferences, click Network, then choose Import Configurations from the Action pop-up menu. Select the file and click Import.
Create a VPN connection in MacOS
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network.
- Click Add (+) at the bottom of the network connection services list, then choose VPN from the Interface pop-up menu.
- Choose what kind of VPN connection you want to set up from the VPN Type pop-up menu, depending on the network you are connecting to, and give the VPN service a name.
- Enter the server address and the account name for the VPN connection.
- Click Authentication Settings and enter the user authentication information you were given by the network administrator.
- After entering the user authentication information, click OK and click Connect.
Select “Show VPN status in menu bar” to use the VPN status icon to connect to the network and switch between VPN services.To remove the VPN configuration, select the VPN network connection service in the list and click Delete (-).
Congratulations! Now you know how to setup a VPN connection on your MacOS.
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