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How to Fix OpenVPN Connect Connection Issue on Mac

MacBook OpenVPN

  • Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • Click on "System Preferences" from the dropdown menu.
  • Click on "Security & Privacy" from the options.
  • Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • From the left sidebar, click on "Location Services."
  • Scroll down to find "OpenVPN Connect" in the list of apps that can access your location.
  • Check the box next to "OpenVPN Connect" to allow it to access your location.
  • Close the "Security & Privacy" window.
  • Open the OpenVPN Connect app and try connecting again.

If problem wasn't in Location Services permissions, try the following bellow. In your terminal type

  1. sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.openvpn.client.plist

  2. ps auxww | grep ovpnagent

    you shouldn't see: /Library/Frameworks/OpenVPNConnect.framework/Versions/Current/usr/sbin/ovpnagent

  3. sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.openvpn.client.plist

  4. ps auxww | grep ovpnagent

    you should see: /Library/Frameworks/OpenVPNConnect.framework/Versions/Current/usr/sbin/ovpnagent (owned by root)

  5. Reboot your Mac

  6. Connect to the VPN

  7. Profit!

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