Which Mac VPN Client is the Best?

Which Mac VPN Client is the Best?

Image for post?I could feel that connection on multiple levels.?

?You need to pick a VPN client on your laptop?

tldr: Google TunnelBlick and never look back

?Ok, what do you recommend??

So, it?s come to this:

  • You are moving your solo SPA/CRM/AI Pet project into the cloud, exciting!
  • You decide that Azure/EC2/RDS/Cloud shouldn?t be public, and cobble together a VPN server for accessing cloud resources. (Pay some guy $500 to set it up, or Google)
  • No surprise: It?s OpenVPN
  • You see this screen:

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Download the profile, download OpenVPN connect for Mac OS X, follow the instruction, simple, right?

OpenVPN Connect (It?s free) Login Prompt is Secure

Image for postWhere is the save password in keychain option??

Once upon a time, you used to have to type in username and password, hit connect, and wait for the Google Authenticator Prompt, type that in, then connect. And there is no way to remember the password for the current user.

Today, I guess they have combined two screens into one, but still no way to remember the current user?s login!

Don?t worry, try tunnelblick (It?s free)

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on macOS. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections.

You may have to jump through a couple more hoops to have tunnelblick enabled in the System Preference, but you can save login credential and go straight to the Google Authenticator Prompt!

Image for postSweetImage for postI mean.. 2014?2017 looking up password and typing it in: RIP

Get Tunnelblick today and stop the password lookup madness!

Other alternatives:

  • Viscosity VPN ? Also known as: $14 Tunnelblick
  • Connect via command line ? Ok, you need to use sudo, and there is no option to save login credentials, and you miss out on the pretty bandwidth graph.

Image for postOh boy, another password to type in!

So, if you are getting more and more DevOps clients, to save your sanity, stick to tunnelblick like this guy!

Image for postNice. Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-openvpn-mac-with-tunnelblick/


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