Mac VPN Client Configuration


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This Guide assumes you are setting up Mac VPN Client configurations for the first time. Steps may vary slightly.

Requirements

  • :unlock: Local System Admin Access
  • Internet Connection (Cellular, Wi-Fi, or Wired)
  • Server Address ( FQDN or Server IP )
  • Account Name ( Email , Username , or Directory Username )
  • Password (Unique to your Account )
  • Shared Secret (Unique to VPN Server )

STEP 1

Click on Apple (), then select System Preferences

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STEP 2

Click on Network

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STEP 3

Click Add ( + )

Select Interface VPN , then VPN Type of L2TP over IPSec , then Click Create

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STEP 4

Click Configuration field and Add Configuration…

Name the VPN configuration appropriately (i.e. Office VPN , NY Office, etc.)

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STEP 5

Enter Server Address ( FQDN or Server IP ) and Account Name ( Email , Username , or Directory Username ), then Click Authentication Settings…

Enter Password (Unique to your Account ) and Shared Secret (Unique to VPN Server ), then Click OK

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Click Apply

STEP 6

Click Connect to test the connection, a successful connection should look as follows

Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
macOS 10.12 Sierra
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave