How to set up PureVPN manually on macOS with IPsec Protocol

Take control of your online privacy on macOS by setting up PureVPN manually with the IPsec protocol. Follow our step-by-step instructions to establish a secure connection and enjoy private browsing with PureVPN's robust encryption.

Written By Lorenzo Vincent

Updated at May 21st, 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

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How to connect PureVPN manually on macOS  

  • To start set up a VPN on a macOS you first have to launch system preferences and select network settings as shown in the below gif.

  • Once done you will need to enter the following details.
  • Service Name: Select VPN from drop-down list 
  • Insert Connection Name: PureVPN iPSec
  • Insert the desired server: 👉Click here to get the server list
  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can 👉find your VPN credentials.

  • Click Authentication settings, enter the Shared Secret which is 12345678 and then click OK.

  • Click Connect. Congratulations! You are now connected to PureVPN.
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