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Manual OpenVPN on Mac OS X with Tunnelblick

Updated on: 2017-08-16 09:38:00 UTC


Our VPN for Mac immediately protects your internet privacy and security while giving you full internet freedom and instant access to content streaming.

To download and install SaferVPN for Mac automatically: SAFERVPN FOR MAC OS X

To manually connect to a VPN server using our OpenVPN configuration files with Tunnelblick, follow our step by step guide detailed below:

Installation Guide

Download the OpenVPN configuration files

  1. To set up SaferVPN with Tunnelblick on your Mac, you will first need to download SaferVPN OpenVPN configuration files from here.
  2. Find the location(s) you want to connect to (e.g., USA East, Germany etc..), then download and save the .ovpn file(s) to your Downloads folder.
  3. Keep these files here for now.

Download and install the Tunnelblick

  1. Follow this link to download Tunnelblick.
  2. Save the installer .dmg file for your operating system to your Downloads folder.
  3. Launch the installer file by double clicking it and complete the installation by going through the installation steps. 


Configure Tunnelblick with SaferVPN OpenVPN configuration files

  1. To configure Tunnelblick with the .ovpn configuration files you downloaded in the first step. 
  2. To do this, the “Welcome to Tunnelblick” screen will ask you if you have any configuration files. Select "I have configuration files".
  3. Navigate to your Downloads folder, and double-click the .ovpn configuration file you want to load.

Connect to SaferVPN

  1. Click on the Tunnelblick icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Connect [Sever Name].
  3. When the connection has been established, a notification message will appear to tell you that the connection has been established 


Disconnect from SaferVPN

  1. Click the Tunnelblick icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Select Disconnect.

Need help installing our VPN on another device? Check out our: VPN for Windows, VPN for MAC, VPN for iOS, VPN for Android, VPN Router, and our VPN Chrome Extension.

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