Configure iOS Device for OpenVPN

The iPhone and iPad iOS require a .ovpn unified file to load into the OpenVPN app. The article below describes how to create that file.


  • Install the iOS app OpenVPN Connect
  • Configure and create an OpenVPN client for your iPhone or iPad device.
    • You must create the PKCS12 File Password
    • Make sure you document the PKCS12 File Password. It will be needed in the next few steps

Download Client Package

To get started go to the menu Services > OpenVPN, scroll to the Connection Status and Control section and click on the Download Client Package (zip) icon.

Download Client Package (zip)
Download Client Package (zip)

Create unified file

There are a few different ways to create a unified file for use on an iOS device (iPhone or iPad device). It can be done manually by cutting and pasting information from various files. Or it can be done with one if the bash scripts in this article.

Install .ovpn

There are a few different ways to install the unified file on an iOS device (iPhone or iPad device). Two methods are documented below.

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