OS X VPN set up
Here are the steps:
- Download the client software
- Install the client software
- Download a copy of the hpcvpn-mac.conf file and drop it in your Documents folder
- Configure the client software using that conf file and your UserID
- Start the connection using your password plus the 6-digit OTP numbers
Download the client software
Install the client software
With the Endian Connect client software for your version of OS X downloaded, double click on the installer package and accept all the defaults to install the software.
Get a copy of the hpcvpn-mac.conf file
You'll need to download a copy of the hpcvpn-mac.conf file. This will help you successfully connect to the hpcvpn server. Put that file it in your Documents folder. You'll need it for the next step.
Configure the client software
Start the Endian Connect App (It should have installed into Applications in an Endian folder.) You'll configure the connection, link to the hpcvpn.pem file, uncheck the "save password" link, and add your UserID.
Start the app, and begin configuring the connection by clicking on the gear icon:
Make sure you uncheck the "Remember password" box near the bottom of the form.
- Profile name: hpcvpn
- Server Type: OpenVPN
- Configuration Mode: From files
- Click the Browse button and select the file you downloaded earlier
- Authentication type: Username/Password
- Username: Your HPC UserID
- Uncheck 'Remember password'
Once you have the settings configured, you can click on the Ok button to proceed to the login screen.
Start the connection
Since you've given the VPN client your UserID, you'll have to enter your Password and your 6-digit OTP code in the password box, and then click the SIGN IN button as seen in the following image:
Example password + OTP code: My_Aw3som86zw616505
Using the connection
You can test the connection by trying to ssh to peregrine (ssh YourHPCUserID@peregrine.hpc.nrel.gov) or you could try to visit:
If either of those work, your connection is working.