How to set up OpenVPN on macOS using Viscosity?

Setting up OpenVPN on Viscosity is no longer difficult thanks to this step by step setup guide by PureVPN. Set it up now!

Written By Fahad Ahmed

Updated at May 28th, 2024

Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN member area. Click 👉 here to visit Member Area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.

  • From manage account section, go to the Subscriptions tab.

  • On subscriptions tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials.

  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration


How to connect PureVPN manually on macOS

  • First, download the OpenVPN configuration files from 👉this link below then save and extract them. If you already have the required ovpn file then skip this step.

  • Go to the Viscosity website and download the latest version 👉from there.

  • Double click the Downloaded (.dmg) file, drag & drop the Viscosity icon to the Applications folder to start the installation process.

  • Once the installation is finished, open the Viscosity client from the Applications folder.

  • Now click the button, select Import Connection then From File… and go to the folder where you have downloaded the ovpn files and choose your desired file.

  • Once the file is loaded, right-click the Profile and then click Connect button to initiate the VPN connection.

  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can 👉find your VPN credentials and its password in the pop-up window and click OK
  • Check the Save in keychain option in order to save the credentials in the client.

  • PureVPN OpenVPN connection is now Connected your Viscosity client.