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OpenVPN for iOS Print
Written by Eric Kaiser   
Friday, 23 June 2017


  1. Download the OpenVPN App from the App Store:
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  3. Download the CECS OpenVPN Profile:

  4. Tap "Install" 
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  6. Type in your passcode, and tap "Done" 
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  8. Tap "Install", then tap "Install" again, then tap "Done" 
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  10. Open the OpenVPN App

  11. Type your username (1) and password (2) in, and then tap the "Save" switch (3). Then tap the unlabeled switch under "Disconnected" (4).
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  13. If this is your first time using OpenVPN, you'll be prompted to allow OpenVPN to enable VPN connections (don't worry, this is a one-time operation). Tap "Yes" at the prompt. Then, you should be connected!  
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  15. If you would like to connect to the Full-Tunnel VPN (the Half-Tunnel should be selected by default), tap "MCECS-OpenVPN-Half", select "MCECS-OpenVPN-Full", tap "< OpenVPN", and then follow step 7 again. 
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You can easily enable the VPN anytime in the future without needing to start the OpenVPN app itself, by using the system VPN control switch in Settings

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