Set up OpenVPN on Mac using the Viscosity VPN Client

This tutorial explains how to set up OpenVPN on Mac OS using the Sparklabs Viscosity Mac VPN client. Follow step-by-step to set up a Mac VPN using the Viscosity VPN client.

  • We used the FastestVPN for this tutorial. While you can use any VPN service which offers the OpenVPN protocol.

1: Download the Sparklabs Viscosity VPN App from here

2: Run the downloaded file and move Viscosity to your Applications folder.

Viscosity Mac VPN client

3: Click "Open"

Viscosity VPN client

4: Click "Install"


5: Click "Close"

Viscosity Mac VPN client

6: Now download the OpenVPN configuration files (ovpn files) which will be provided by your VPN service provider. Unzip those files if required.

7: Click on the Viscosity icon on menu bar and click "Preferences"

8: Click on the + sign, then select Import Connection > From file

Sparklabs Viscosity client

9: Now navigate to the folder where you saved the .ovpn configuration server files in Step 6 so they'll be imported to the Viscosity VPN client.

10: Click on your desired VPN server and click "Connect"

11: Enter the username and password provided by your VPN service provider, click "Remember" and click "OK"

12: Wait for a few seconds until the Viscosity OpenVPN on Mac is connected

Later, you can use the Viscosity VPN icon on your menu bar to connect and disconnect VPN on Mac.

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OpenVPN is a highly encrypted and secure protocol. You can also set up the OpenVPN for Mac using the Tunnelblick Client. By following the steps given above, you can set up OpenVPN on Mac OS using the Viscosity Mac VPN client. If you're looking for additional support or have any questions related to setting up the VPN on Mac, please Contact us for your questions, queries, feedback, or suggestions.

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