Ohio University

Campus VPN: Mac OS

Already set up? Learn how to connect/disconnect.

First Time Setup

  1. Download and launch the Mac setup program.
  2. Choose Show Profile.
  3. If the profile is listed as "Verified," then choose Continue.
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  4. Enter your full @ohio.edu email address as your username.
  5. Choose Install.
  6. If prompted, enter your Mac's administrator password to allow the install to continue.
  7. Open your Mac's System Preferences.
  8. Choose Network.
  9. Choose OHIO Campus VPN in your list of connections.
  10. Verify that "Show VPN status in menu bar" is checked.
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  11. Close System Preferences.
  12. In your Mac's system bar, select the VPN icon and choose Connect OHIO Campus VPN.
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  13. Enter your OHIO ID and password.
  14. At this point you should receive a multi-factor authentication login approval notification on your preferred device. 
    • NOTE: Campus VPN does not have a web-based login and defaults to using the Duo Mobile app. You will not see the typical Duo prompt, and you may have to actually open your Duo Mobile app to see and accept the request. If you are not using the Duo mobile app, you may need to Append a Code to your password to complete your login.
  15. To disconnect, select the VPN icon in your Mac's system bar.
  16. Choose Disconnect OHIO Campus VPN.

How to connect/disconnect

To Connect 

  1. On the right side of your Mac's menu bar, click on the VPN icon.
  2. Choose Connect OHIO Campus VPN.
  3. Enter your OHIO ID and password.
  4. Verify your login using multi-factor authentication
    • NOTE: Campus VPN does not have a web-based login and defaults to using the Duo Mobile app. You will not see the typical Duo prompt, and you may have to actually open your Duo Mobile app to see and accept the request. If you are not using the Duo mobile app, you may need to Append a Code to your password to complete your login.

To Disconnect

  1. On the right side of your Mac's menu bar, click on the VPN icon.
  2. Choose Disconnect OHIO Campus VPN.