This article will show you how to secure your MacOS device with Acreto Secured Connection. To create an additional layer of security we will use the Tunnelblick app.

Configuring MacOS

The Tunnelblick application is a recommended option for connecting to ACRETO servers on your Mac.

1. Download the Tunnelblick

Tunnelblick provides free, user-friendly control of OpenVPN client connections for macOS.

2. Download the OpenVPN configuration

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OpenVPN config download

Open the laptop thing details:

OpenVPN config download

Save the file as-is, or change the name to acreto-thing.ovpn

3. To begin the installation of OpenVPN for macOS

Navigate to your Downloads folder and double-click the Tunnelblick image (DMg) file you just downloaded

macOS OpenVPN Installation

4. Double-click on the Tunnelblick icon in the Tunnelblick disk image Finder window

macOS OpenVPN Installation

5. A dialog box will appear

Tunnelblick is an app downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?

Click Open

macOS OpenVPN Installation

6. The installer will ask for your password. Enter it and click OK:

MacOS OpenVPN Installation

7. After the installation completes, you will see a pop-up notification:

Installation succeeded. Tunnelblick was successfully installed. Do you wish to launch Tunnelblick now? (An administrator username and password will be required so Tunnelblick can be secured.).

Click Launch

8. Alternatively, you can click on the Tunnelblick icon on the status bar

and click VPN details:

MacOS OpenVPN Installation

9. A dialog box will appear:

There are no configurations installed.

Click I have configuration files

MacOS OpenVPN Installation

10. A pop-up will appear with instructions on how to import configuration files:

MacOS OpenVPN Installation

Click OK

11. Drag and drop the previously downloaded .ovpn file

From your Downloads folder, copy->paste or drag and drop to the Configurations tab on the Tunnelblick.

MacOS OpenVPN Installation

12. A new pop-up will appear

The Installer will ask if you want to install the configuration profile for your current user only, or for all users on your Mac.

Select your preferred option: [All Users] / [Cancel] / [Only Me]

13. You will be asked to enter your password again.

14. A new pop-up warning will appear about comp-lzo deprecation.

You can safely check the Do not warn about this again and click OK.

15. Select the server and click Connect.

16. You are connected to the VPN

17. Check your IP address

Browse to and verify your IP and network (should be different than your ISP).

18. Disconnect

Click on the Tunnelblick icon in your menu bar and select Disconnect from the drop-down menu.

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