OSX server 5.2 is supposed to have this drop-down menu "Configure VPN for"

but I don't have it.

I'm not able to select the type of VPN at all, I'm not sure why : Screenshot

how can I have this option back?

  • I may be wrong, but I think in this version of macOS Server you determine the type of VPN connections available by how many addresses you assign to each type of VPN
    – NoahL
    Jan 20, 2017 at 20:55

1 Answer 1


OS X Server 5.2 only supports L2TP/IPSec VPN.

Apple has dropped support for PPTP for security reasons. PPTP is known to have a number of significant security vulnerabilities.

Apple started to warn their users in OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 during VPN client setup not to use PPTP any more. With macOS Sierra and iOS 10, Apple has removed PPTP client support.

If, for some reason, despite of the security problems, you need to continue to use PPTP, you will probably need some third-party software. But you should not.

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