OpenVPN Connect Client. The following procedure shows how to establish a VPN connection using the OpenVPN Connect Client application on a macOS computer. For more information, see Connecting to Access Server with macOS on the OpenVPN website.
- A popular proprietary cross platform OpenVPN client is Viscosity. It is reasonably priced at $9 and there is a 30 day trial for Windows and OS X. But there are many reasons beyond cost, why a user may want to use an open source client. A popular open source OpenVPN client for OS X is Tunnelblick.
- Building the OpenVPN 3 client on Mac OS X. OpenVPN 3 should be built in a non-root Mac OS X account. Make sure that Xcode is installed with optional command-line tools. (These instructions have been tested with Xcode 5.1.1). Create the directories /src and /src/mac: $ mkdir -p /src/mac Clone the OpenVPN.
We have responded that this requirement is not practical because users can install the same client and configuration file to access the server. The auditors replied that other companies met this requirement by using MAC address filtering. We have shared that MAC address can easily be spoofed and it operates only Layer 2 addressing (VPN is operating on Layer 3 addressing).
Does anyone know if there is any viable method on OpenVPN to restrict client to a specific set of device? Or, does OpenVPN has any check on the client to make sure it met certain criteria? For example, on Palo Alto Network's GlobalProtect, it has a feature called Host Information Profile (HIP) that will checks the client to make sure it has all the specific criteria:
- Operating system and patch level
- Host anti-malware version
- Host firewall version
- Disk encryption
- Data backup products
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- Customized host conditions