#StackBounty: #networking #macos #vpn #openvpn #certificate Connecting MacOS to an OpenVPN server using the OpenVPN Connect Client

Bounty: 250

I have a Netgear Nighthawk router which contains a VPN server. I want to connect my Macbook to the VPN.

I have done the following so far:

  • Installed the OpenVPN Connect client on my Macbook
  • Configured my Dynamic DNS server on the router
  • Turned on the VPN server on the router
  • Downloaded a ZIP file from the router containing the following:

Zip file from the router containing four files, two CRT, one Key and one Conf

The CRT and key files seem to be standard public/private keys, the conf file looks like this:

Line seperated list of values including the URL and port of the VPN server

I have some instructions from Netgear for setting things up. Step 4 says:

Step 4: Unzip the configuration files you have just downloaded and use iTune to upload them to the folder of “OpenVPN Connect” on your device.

macOS doesn’t seem to associate any of these files with iTunes, the OpenVPN client has an Import From Local File menu option, but it doesn’t recognise any of the files:

No file association with iTunes on macOS

OpenVPN connect menu

Import from Local File doesn't recognise the certificate files

I’m just a bit stuck, and not very familiar with macOS. Hopefully I’m missing something obvious, thanks!

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