Guide

pfSense and OpenVPN: configure our Apple MAC with Tunnelblick

Objective of this guide:

To connect our MAC to the corporate VPN system, we need to download, install and configure the Tunnelblick program and the digital certificate of the VPN. This guide shows you how.

Tunnelblick installation for MacOS

To configure we used the ver. Mojave, quite similar to the other versions.

Open the site https://tunnelblick.net/downloads.html#mojave and download the version of Tunnelblick. We recommend downloading the latest Stable version available

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Once downloaded, run the downloaded program

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Double click on Tunnelblick icon

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Allow the opening of the application

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Click Continue and we will receive the notice of successful installation of the program.

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Automatically the program starts and asks us if we already have a configuration file.

By selecting the “I have a Configuration file” option, the instructions for uploading the VPN configuration file are shown. Selecting “I have no configuration file” a folder containing an example configuration file will be created on the desktop, and the editor will automatically open to edit the file.

Select I have a configuration file.

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Click OK

The Tunnelblick icon will be present in the menu bar. As explained in the instructions, to load the VPN configuration, simply drag the configuration file to the icon of Tunnelblick:

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Or click on the tunnelblick icon and select VPN Details

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And dragging the file into the configuration section.

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You will be asked whether to save the configuration for the single user or for all users on the PC.

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The configuration has now been loaded. To connect to the VPN, select the Tunnelblick icon and select the loaded profile.

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Login credentials will be requested.

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Once inserted and given OK, the VPN will activate. Correct operation can be verified by the icon which will turn white.

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Or by positioning the cursor over the icon, a popup will be shown with the information relating to the connection.

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