AWS Client VPN for macOS - AWS Client VPN

AWS Client VPN for macOS

The following procedure shows how to establish a VPN connection using the AWS provided client for macOS. You can download and install the client at AWS Client VPN download. The AWS provided client does not support automatic updates.


To use the AWS provided client for macOS, the following is required:

  • 64-bit macOS Mojave (10.14), Catalina (10.15) or Big Sur (11.0)

The client reserves TCP port 8096 on your computer. For Client VPN endpoints that use SAML-based federated authentication (single sign-on) the client reserves TCP port 35001.

Before you begin, ensure that your Client VPN administrator has created a Client VPN endpoint and provided you with the Client VPN endpoint configuration file.


Before you begin, ensure that you've read the requirements. The AWS provided client is also referred to as the AWS VPN Client in the following steps.

To connect using the AWS provided client for macOS

  1. Open the AWS VPN Client app.

  2. Choose File, Manage Profiles.

                        macOS manage profiles
  3. Choose Add Profile.

  4. For Display Name, enter a name for the profile.

                        macOS add profile
  5. For VPN Configuration File, browse to the configuration file that you received from your Client VPN administrator. Choose Open.

  6. Choose Add Profile.

  7. In the AWS VPN Client window, ensure that your profile is selected and then choose Connect. If the Client VPN endpoint has been configured to use credential-based authentication, you'll be prompted to enter a user name and password.

  8. To view statistics for your connection, choose Connection, Show Details.

                        macOS show details
  9. To disconnect, in the AWS VPN Client window, choose Disconnect. Alternatively, choose the client icon on the menu bar, and then choose Disconnect <your-profile-name>.

                        macOS disconnect

Release notes

To view the release notes and download links for the current and previous versions of AWS Client VPN for macOS, see Release notes for macOS.