How to Fix OpenVPN Connect Connection Issue on Mac

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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.

Also, MAKE SURE that the application is allowed to work in the background mode.

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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