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How to install Management OpenVPN client (Mac OS X)

To connect to the Cloud Management Platform using VPN from a Mac OS X computer, you need to perform these steps:

  • Download and install an OpenVPN client for Mac OS X.
  • Download your VPN client config file (called "client.ovpn").
  • Run the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client config file.

A popular OpenVPN client for Mac OS X is Tunnelblick. It can be obtained at no cost from https://tunnelblick.net/. Follow these steps to use Tunnelblick with OpenVPN:

First you need to download and install Tunnelblick client

Step 1: Download Tunnelblick_version.dmg file from https://tunnelblick.net/downloads.html

Step 2: Open the downloaded disk image file (which mounts the disk image).

Step 3: Drag the Tunnelblick icon (which may be labelled "Tunnelblick.app") to your Applications folder.

Step 4: Go to https://access.prolianteasyconnect.com/

Step 5: Enter your management account credentials and select the option from the pull down menu to Login.

Step 6: Download the Connection profile to your Mac by clicking on the link: Yourself (user-locked profile).

Step 7: To generate the connection profile, either drag the client.ovpn file onto the TunnelBlick icon at the top right in the menu bar, or double click the client.ovpn file.

You are now ready to run TunnelBlick and connect using VPN.  Run Tunnelblick by double-clicking its icon in the Applications folder.  The first time it runs on a given computer, it will ask the user for the user's password (on that computer). This is because Tunnelblick must have root privileges to run as it modifies network settings as part of connecting to the VPN.

For more information on using Tunnelblick, see https://tunnelblick.net/cUsingTunnelblick.html.

Once connected to the management VPN, you can access the Commissioning Console at http://commission.prolianteasyconnect.com and the Monitoring Console at http://monitor.prolianteasyconnect.com

 

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