IKEv2 proves itself to be extremely secure while also demonstrating high stability and performance speed. Therefore, it will be no wonder if you decide to use it on your device. More information about IKEv2 features you can find in the article What is the IKEv2 protocol?
In this guide, we’ll cover the following questions: How to generate manual configurations for the IKEv2 setup? How to configure an IKEv2 VPN connection on macOS? So check it out, follow the steps, and make your online life much more protected and secure.
First of all, you need to create manual IKEv2 configuration files in your User Office:
For further information on how to generate IKEv2 configurations or settings for other VPN protocols, check out this manual.
1. Go to System Preferences > Network on your Mac.
2. Click to create a new service.
3. Set the following data:
Select VPN for Interface
Select IKEv2 for VPN Type
Enter the desired Service Name, for instance, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (IKEv2)
When you finish, click Create.
4. Input the following data:
Server Address: enter the VPN server address that you’ve previously generated in your User Office (you can find it in the Domain name field of your IKEv2 configurations)
Remote ID: enter ironnodes.com
Local ID: leave this field empty
Set a checkbox for Show VPN status in menu bar.
5. On the same screen, click Authentication Settings and input the following data:
Keep Username selected
Enter Username provided by KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (available in the Login field of your IKEv2 configurations)
Enter Password provided by KeepSolid VPN Unlimited
When you finish, click OK and then Apply.
6. Click Connect and the VPN connection will be established in a few seconds.
That's about it. Now you have a running VPN connection through the IKEv2 protocol.
Important! Please note that you will need to configure your device using the generated settings by yourself at your own risk.
IKEv2 is also available right in the VPN Unlimited app and you can establish a connection in just a few clicks. Download the app and try it yourself.
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