How to: Connecting MacBooks and other Apple computers to OpenVPN Access Server

Hello, in this guide we will show you how to connect your MacBooks and other Apple computers to your new OpenVPN Access server in just a couple of clicks.

But just before that, let’s quickly highlight some of the most important things about OpenVPN and BGOcloud OpenVPN server.

What Is OpenVPN In General?

OpenVPN is an open-source virtual private network (VPN) software that allows you to establish a secure and private connection between two or more devices over the Internet. The way it works is by creating an encrypted tunnel between the devices that protects your data from being intercepted, monitored or modified by someone else.

What about BGOcloud OpenVPN Server? Why Use it?

There are several benefits of using our OpenVPN server on your MacBook or other Apple devices, including:

Security: We make sure to provide a high level of security and encryption, making it difficult for unauthorized parties to compromise your data in any way.

Privacy: All of your online activities and sensitive information are kept private.

Customization and flexibility: As a highly customizable solution, BGOcloud OpenVPN server can be configured to meet your specific needs.

Easy access: Connecting your Apple device to our OpenVPN server located in a different country, you can easily access content that would be otherwise unavailable in your region.

Cost-efficiency: You can choose from several plans that best fit your budget and needs.

What Are The Steps For Connecting MacBooks and other Apple computers to OpenVPN Access Server?

If you prefer watching a video tutorial, you can watch this one from our Youtube channel:

Step 1: Accepting the Self-Signed Certificate

After you buy your server, go to https://<your OpenVPN Access Server IP>. You can see your IP in the e-mail we have sent you or in the client area. It will display a self-signed certificate warning. Your server generates a self-signed certificate specially for itself. Just click on “Show Details” and then on “visit this website”.
Safari Self-signed certificate warning. clicking on visit this website

Click again on “Visit Website” to access your OpenVPN server.
Safari final self certificate warning. clicking on visit website

Step 2: Entering Your Credentials

Then enter your credentials. For a new OpenVPN Access server, the username is openvpn and the password is your VPS root password. You can find them in the E-mail you received from us.
OpenVPN Access Server Login Screen

Step 3: Downloading the OpenVPN Connect Client

You will be presented with clients for most OS.

If you have already installed OpenVPN Connect client on your PC, you can just download your profile and import it. To do this, scroll down, click on “Yourself (user-locked profile)” and skip to step 6.
Downloading a user profile from the OpenVPN AS

If you haven't installed OpenVPN Connect client, click on the apple icon with "NEW" badge to start downloading it for your OS.
OpenVPN AS interface, selecting the apple Icon

Then click on “Allow” to download the installer.
Allowing downloads from your OpenVPN server

Step 4: Opening The Installer

When you open the installer, you will be asked which version you would like to use. Choose the right package for your CPU.
OpenVPN installer with Intel and Apple silicon packages

Step 5: Connecting The Client

After the installation is complete, open the OpenVPN Connect Client. Skip the Welcome screen and you will see that the VPN profile for your OpenVPN server is already configured. Click on the switch next to it.
OpenVPN Connect. clicking the switch next to the pre-configured profile

Then enter the password for the user.
OpenVPN Connect, entering the password

And that’s it. You have successfully established a full traffic redirect to your new OpenVPN server.

Step 6: Importing new profiles in the OpenVPN Connect Client

You can import other profiles from other OpenVPN servers in this client. To import a new profile, just double-click on your .ovpn file, or drag it to the program like shown below.
Dragging an .ovpn file from the dock to the OpenVPN Connect window

If you like, you can change the profile name and save the user’s password, before importing the profile. Click on “Connect”.
OpenVPN Connect profile importing

If you have chosen not to save your password, enter it when prompted.

You can later access and control all OpenVPN connections from the OpenVPN icon at the taskbar.
MacOS OpenVPN icon at the taskbar

There are also other quick guides for the rest operating systems that can be found there:
Connecting Linux to OpenVPN Access Server via APT
Connecting Windows PC to OpenVPN Access Server
Connecting Android phones to OpenVPN Access Server
Connecting iPhone to OpenVPN Access Server

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