Configure OpenVPN for Mac OS (Viscosity)
Posted by Uli Brügmann on 07 November 2013 12:43 PM
On Mac OS, CyberGhost VPN can be used with OpenVPN, if the following requirements are met: the OpenVPN client Viscosity is preinstalled on your Mac platform, you own a Premium or Premium Plus CyberGhost subscription, you have an online CyberGhost account and a OpenVPN configuration file, which will be created for you in your account.
'Viscosity' is an OpenVPN client for MAC and Windows, but no Freeware ($9.00 at the moment). However, you can download a 30 days free trial version from their website.
Visit your CyberGhost VPN online account.
Log-in with your user data and click in the left sided menu on the entry 'Smart Phones, Tablets & Other Devices'.
Now click on 'Other Devices'.
Right beneath, select the OpenVPN protocol as the one you want to use.
Once done select the country you want to surf from, e.g. 'USA', and the operating system you want your OpenVPN configuration for. In this case it's 'Mac OS'.
Note: An OpenVPN connection can just be configured with exactly one country (the server inside this country will be chosen automatically by CyberGhost as the most convenient server available).
Now note the following data shown beneath the drop down lists. You will need this data to configure your OpenVPN connection:
The next step is to download the configuration file and store it on your Mac. For that please click on 'Download Configuration'.
Note: If you want more countries to surf from, rename the downloaded configuration file to e.g. 'CG_USA.ovpn', change the country to surf from in the list above, download the new configuration file as well, rename it to the resp. country, choose the next country and so on.
Now download and install 'Viscosity' to establish OpenVPN on your Mac OS X platform and start the application:
Click on its symbol and choose the context menu entry 'Preferences'.
Now click on the 'plus' sign and after that on 'Import Connection > From File'.
Search for the downloaded 'CyberGhost.ovpn' file and open it.
Now you can connect to CyberGhost:
Enter your CyberGhost user name and your CyberGhost password, click "OK" and you're done!