OpenVPN for iOS

Step 1 – Download the App from the store
openvpn in apple app store

Step 2 – Download the CECS OpenVPN Profile

Step 3 – Tap “Install”

tapping install button on the openvpn app

Step 4 – Type in your passcode, and tap “Done” 

entering your phone passcode into the openvpn app

Step 5 – Tap “Install”, then tap “Install” again, then tap “Done”

tapping install button on openvpn app tapping done button on openvpn app

Step 6 – Open OpenVPN App

Type your username (1) and password (2) in, and then tap the “Save” switch (3). Then tap the unlabeled switch under “Disconnected” (4).

entering MCECS username and password into the app

Step 7 – 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!

one time prompt to allow setting up vpn connection vpn connected status indicator in app

Step 8 – Full vs Split (half) tunnel operation

picking split vs full (half) tunnel mode in app


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 your phone Settings