VPN for Mac

*If you would like assistance with the setup, please email helpdesk@massbay.edu. 

Please navigate to the following webpage: https://vpn.massbay.edu:8443 (Please note this webpage is only accessible from off-campus).

Please login with your MassBay domain credentials.

 


Select: “Remote Access” from the menu. Choose the 3rd download option to begin the download of the SSL VPN zip file, which includes all the required configuration settings.

Select “Save File”, and choose the location you would like to save the file.

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This downloaded zip file must now be extracted. In order to do this, navigate to its saved location.

Alternate or two finger click the tunnelblick_134.241.189.2.ovpn” file, choose “Open With” "Archive Utility (default)”

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The Archive Utility will automatically open a Finder window containing the extracted zip file. Make note of the file that includes "@134.241.189.2.ovpn" in the name. This file will be needed immediately following the Tunnelblick application install. 

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After you have successfully saved this file, you will need to download a VPN client application. The application we are using is called “Tunnelblick”. The follow link will take you to the download.


Below is the direct path to the "Tunnelblick download link" webpage. 
https://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/wiki/DownloadsEntry#Tunnelblick_Stable_Release

Select the “Tunnelblick” version bolded and underlined in the middle of the page. 


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You will be redirected to the “Sourceforge” download link, and your download will begin within a few seconds.

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Choose: the “default” selection of “Open with” 
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Double click: "Tunnelblick", and select open. This will begin the application install.

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Choose "Open"

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Provide Adminsitrator credentials for installing software on your Mac.

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Select "Quit"

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Navigate to the VPN config settings downloaded from the original UserPortal login.

Alternate or two finger click the tunnelblick_134.241.189.2.ovpn” file, choose “Open With” then “Other”
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Select "Only Me"

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Provide Adminsitrator credentials for installing software on your Mac.

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Choose "Ok", and 

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The Tunnelblick installer adds a shortcut to its icon, at the top right of the menu bar.

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Select the Tunnelblick icon, and its menu will display. Choose "Connect ...@134.241.189.2", and you will prompted to enter your MassBay domain credentials. 

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Enter your MassBay domain credentials, and select "Ok". 

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After successfully authenticating with your username and password, you should see an "Authorizing", then "Assigning IP address", and lastly a "Connected" message in green. 

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Following successfully connecting into the MassBay VPN, you may now setup a Remote Desktop Connection.
Subpages (1): Macintosh Remote Desktop