OpenVPN Enabler for Catalina
The following procedure shows how to establish a VPN connection using the OpenVPN Connect Client application on a macOS computer. Note For more information, see Connecting to Access Server with macOS on the OpenVPN website. The OpenVPN GUI, aka. OpenVPN Community Client, is an open source OpenVPN client for Windows. The OpenVPN Connect client, aka. OpenVPN Desktop Client or OpenVPN-AS Client, is a proprietary client distributed with OpenVPN Access Server. Tunnelblick is the recommended client for macOS (OS X).
- Select the correct client connection affiliated with the certificate imported earlier. Installing OpenVPN on iOS. From the iTunes App Store, look for and install Open VPN Connect, the official iOS Open VPN client application. To transfer the iOS client configuration (or certificate) to the device, connect it.
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This is a test project, to learn about setting up the OpenVPN Server on the Mac. This is not of commercial quality. Please use at your own risk. I would probably not be able to offer support.
This app only runs on macOS Catalina. Note: You may need to turn on port forwarding for port 1194 on the router for OpenVPN.
Step 1. SETTING UP THE SERVER
Step 2. STARTING THE SERVER
Step 3. EXPORTING THE PROFILE
Copy this profile to the Mac or iOS device, either through AirDrop or through email or any other means.
Note: from version 1.0.5 onwards, OpenVPN Enabler is also able to export a .ovpn file, next to the .mobileconfig file, in the selected directory. You can use this .ovpn file with any other OpenVPN client.
Step 4. SETTING UP THE CLIENT
1. If the client is an iOS device — except for one extra step, connecting to an OpenVPN Server from an iOS device is almost like what we did with the old Mojave VPN Server. Copy the above profile to the iOS device and install it in Settings. The extra step is that we need an app on the iOS device. For iOS, I didn’t write an OpenVPN client app because the one provided by OpenVPN suffices. Download it from their website. (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/openvpn-connect/id590379981) You don’t even need to open it or look at it. You just need to have it sitting on your iOS device. You launch the mobileconfig profile the usual way, by launching it from Settings or hitting the VPN button in Settings. Then watch if the VPN button shows it’s connected. (Hopefully).
2. If the client is a Mac — now we need an app. The OpenVPN app for MacOS is very Windows-centric. And so I wrote a Mac OpenVPN client and merge it in the same app as the one that enables the Server. Use the same OpenVPN Enabler app in the targetted client Mac, but use the Client tab. Drag the exported mobileconfig file onto a “well” just below the Start OpenVPN Client button.Once the file is dropped on the well, the OpenVPN Client app will extract out the client parameters from the profile ands set up the VPN client config. Then you’re reay to hit the Start OpenVPN Client button.
Step 5. TESTING THE CLIENT
1.0 October 31st 2019. OpenVPN Enabler for Catalina released.
Openvpn Connect Client1.0.1 November 2nd 2019. Added a port number field. Added the ability to enter Custom OpenVPN Parameters (experimental). And the Log Panel now also shows the state of the current server.conf configuration file.1.0.2 November 4th 2019. Some bug fixes
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1.0.4 November 23rd 2019. Some bug fixes. Check to make sure that some fields (e.g., the VPN Host Name) cannot be left blank.
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1.0.5 March 11th 2020. This version is now able to also export a .ovpn file, in addition to a .mobileconfig file.