macOS Openvpn

      Instructions are also available as a Video


1. Get the Software

  • Download and install the software from here.
  • Open the ‘OpenVPN Connect installer’ to start the installation.
  • Click ‘Continue’.
  • Please read the licensing terms. Then click ‘Continue’.
  • Click ‘Agree’ to accept the licensing terms.
  • Click ‘Install’ to proceed.
  • Enter your device password, if you have one configured, and click ‘Install Software’.
  • Wait for the installation process to complete.
  • Click ‘Close’ to end the installation process.
  • If your device asks, click ‘Move to Trash’ to clean up the installer file.
  • Rightclick (ctrl+click) ‘OpenVPN Connect’ and eject it.
  • In the system tray, the OpenVPN Connect Client is now ready for use.

2. Add a VPN Configuration

  • Download the openvpn configuration files uwc-udp.ovpn and uwc-tcp.ovpn.  Safari renames the files with a .txt extension.  Please rename the file by removing the .txt part of the filename.  It is recommended to use either Firefox or Chrome to download the files.
  • Right click on the OpenVPN Connect icon and select import file ...
  • Select your downloaded file uwc-udp.ovpn or uwc-tcp.ovpn
  • Import the configuration files

3. Connect

  • To log in to the UWC VPN server, right-click on the OpenVPN GUI icon at the bottom right-hand corner and choose uwc-udp, then Connect.
  • Alternatively, choose uwc-tcp, then Connect.
  • The OpenVPN User Authentication will appear. Enter your UWC network login and password (same account used to log into Ikamva)
  • Click on the OK button to log in.
  • You are now connected through the UWC VPN. 
  • To disconnect, right-click on the OpenVPN GUI icon in the bottom right of your screen and choose Disconnect.