How to create vpn connection in mac OS? To connect to a virtual private network (VPN) you need to enter configuration settings into Network preferences. These settings include the VPN server address, account name, and any authentication settings, such as a password or a certificate you were given by the administrator of the network.
If you were given a VPN settings file, try double-clicking the file to open Network preferences and automatically import the settings. If double-clicking the file doesn’t open Network preferences, choose Apple > System Preferences, click Network, then choose Import Configurations from the Action pop-up menu. Select the file and click Import.