Setup a VPN on macOS


  1. Download MacSentry
  2. Once the download is complete double-click and install MacSentry
  3. Run MacSentry from your Launchpad
  4. Enter your VPN Username and Password, select the server you wish to connect to click Connect

You are now connected to the VPN.  Click the MacSentry icon in your menubar to minimize or restore MacSentry.


Method 2 ( Manual Setup )

  1. Click the Apple Logo in the upper left of your Macs menu bar and go System Preferences -> Network
  2. Click + on the bottom left and enter the following Interface : VPN VPN Type : IKEv2 Service Name : MacSentry
  3. Click "Create"
  4. In the new window enter the following :

    Server Address : (the VPN server you wish to connect to eg:
    Remote ID :
    Local ID : local

  5. Click Authentication Settings. Make sure "Authentication Settings" is set to Username, then enter your username and password.
  6. Click OK
  7. On the bottom check the box "Show VPN status in menu bar"
  8. Click Apply. Then click Connect.


On the top right of your Macs menu bar you will notice a new icon, use that new icon to connect / disconnect from the VPN.