VPN (Mac): Installation and Connection

This document provides instructions for connecting to UW-Stout's VPN service on an Apple computer running macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer.


All Stout-issued Apple laptops come with a pre-installed VPN. If you have a Stout-issued laptop, do not install this version of the VPN unless specifically instructed by the Help Desk.



To configure a VPN connection on an Apple computer running macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer,

  1. Download and run to this utility install the UW-Stout VPN configuration.

  2. Click Continue.

  3. Click Install.


  4. Enter your computer password and click Install Software.


  5. When the installation completes, click Close in the lower right corner.



  6. A message will pop up asking you to review the VPN Profile in System Preferences.  The Profiles window (shown above) will also have opened automatically.  Click Install in the upper right corner.  When asked if you are sure, click Continue.



  7. Enter your UW-Stout Username (the part before the “@” in your email address.)  Click Install.



  8. Here you’re giving permission to install the profile.  Enter your computer password and click OK.


  9. The VPN profile is now installed!





To connect to VPN from your Apple computer: 

  1. Click on System Preferences

  2. Click on Network

  3. Click on UW-Stout VPN

  4. Click the Connect button

  5. Enter your UW-Stout username and password when prompted.


To show the connection in the menu bar (recommended)

  1. Click on System Preferences

  2. Click on Network

  3. Click on UW-Stout VPN

  4. Click the checkbox for Show VPN status in menu bar.

  5. Close the System Preferences Window.

  6. Click on the new icon in the status bar and choose Connect UW-Stout VPN

  7. Enter your UW-Stout username and password when prompted.

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Keywords:Apple VPN virtual private network off campus off-campus home away   Doc ID:110155
Owner:Jeremy K.Group:UW Stout
Created:2021-04-07 13:37 CDTUpdated:2021-04-07 15:24 CDT
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