Is there some way to import the settings of an OpenVPN client into the built-in VPN client in Mountain Lion? Or am I comparing apples to oranges?

  • It does not but please assure that you request this feature at apple.com/feedback/macosx.html -- it matters if you want the feature!! – sorin Nov 22 '16 at 20:26
  • you would probably be much better off using radar.apple.com – awiebe May 29 '18 at 5:53


As of Sept 2012 (and Mountain Lion), macOS does not support OpenVPN in the built-in "Network Manager".

Out-of-the-box macOS only supports:

However, you can use the following third-party OpenVPN clients in macOS:

I can confirm that both Shimo and Viscosity support the import of .ovpnprofiles.

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    Tunnelblick does too. I've distributed .ovpn profiles in the past to users. – Jason Salaz Sep 26 '12 at 12:37
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    Update: El Capitan supports IKEv2 as well. – kojiro Feb 21 '16 at 16:22
  • @kojiro so does that mean we can use .ovpn to connect now? – JohnnyQ Mar 18 '16 at 0:35
  • I do not know, but would love to hear about it. – kojiro Mar 18 '16 at 11:51

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