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Connect to OpenVPN on Mac, iPhone, iPad

By GabrielleAugust 21, 2023No Comments

Want to set up an OpenVPN connection to your network? VPN Tracker fully supports OpenVPN for both Mac and iOS! Get connected in seconds – thanks to the practical connection assistant.

What is OpenVPN?

OpenVPN is a popular, open source VPN protocol that uses the TLS protocol (formally known as SSL protocol) to establish a secure connection between a VPN client and a VPN gateway.

The TLS protocol, which is also used to secure web connections when transferring sensitive information, uses certificates for endpoint authentication and latest security standards for data encryption and protection against manipulations. The secure connection is used to exchange session keys, push configuration parameters (optional), and authenticate users (optional) with username/password.

Easy setup: Connections can be imported on to your Mac, iPhone or iPad using a personalized configuration file, generated on your VPN gateway.

Setting up an OpenVPN server on your device

This guide provides generic instructions on how to configure OpenVPN on your device. For gateway-specific instructions, check out our OpenVPN device setup guides:

Set up OpenVPN server

  1. Log in to your device’s web interface and locate the VPN settings
  2. Choose OpenVPN from the VPN options and fill out the required fields
  3. Save your new connection to generate your personalized configuration file (you’ll need this for the next step!)

Connect to OpenVPN in VPN Tracker

VPN Tracker creates a secure OpenVPN connection to your network and enables you to connect remotely on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. This way, you can safely access network resources like file servers, printers and scanners, smart devices, internal websites, etc whilst on the go.

Set up your connection:

  1. Open the VPN Tracker Connection Creator for OpenVPN
  2. Upload the .ovpn configuration file you generated on your device to import your connection details:
  3. Save your new connection in your account using end-to-end encryption for easy access on all your devices in VPN Tracker

Your VPN Tracker benefits

  • Secure remote access to your company network, home office, and Smart Home - all in one app
  • Use your own VPN gateway
  • Ready-made profiles for 300+ VPN devices
  • Configuration wizard for a smooth and fast setup
  • For Mac, iPhone, iPad
  • Discover all features
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