VPN Setup for Mac


How do I set up an Oregon State VPN on a Mac device?

Relates To (Environment)

  • Oregon State
    • Student
    • Employee
      • Mac
        • VPN


  1. Open the Mac's System Preferences click Network.
  2. Click the plus sign to create a new service.
  3. Create the new interface with the following:
    • Interface: VPN
    • VPN Type: Cisco IPSec
    • Service Name: OSU VPN
  4. Apply the server settings:
    • Server Address: sds.oregonstate.edu
    • Name: (Your ONID username)
    • ​​Password: (Leave this blank)
    • Check the box for "Show VPN status in menu bar"
  5. Click "Authentication Settings..." and apply the settings from the following page: https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=51178
    You will need to sign in with your ONID account to access this page.
  6. Click Apply
  7. On the Network screen, select "Connect" and enter your password when prompted.

You can now use the VPN icon on the taskbar to connect to VPN or disconnect.


For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

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