🍎Installing on macOS

A Guide on how to install Lokinet with the updated GUI

Thanks for downloading Lokinet on MacOS. This guide will help you install Lokinet.

Latest releases can be found and downloaded here https://github.com/oxen-io/lokinet/releases/latest

macOS Monterey

macOS Ventura guide here

Open the .dmg file in your downloads directory (or wherever you downloaded Lokinet).

Select agree to agree to the GNU GPLv3 license agreement.

Drag and drop the Lokinet application into the applications folder.

Start the Lokinet application from the “Applications” folder and click open when prompted.

Once Lokinet is open, press the power button to turn Lokinet on. You will be prompted with a ‘System Extension Blocked’ popup, click ‘Open Security Preferences’.

If you do not see this popup, open System Preferences and navigate to Security & Privacy instead.

With the Security & Privacy settings window open, click the padlock in the bottom left corner.

After the padlock unlocks, click ‘Allow’, allowing Lokinet to load a system extension which is necessary for VPN functionality.

Enter your password and press unlock when prompted.

Once System Preference changes are allowed, a system prompt will appear. Click “Allow” to allow Lokinet to add a VPN Configuration.

Congratulations! You’re all done. Lokinet should now automatically start, if not try pressing the on button again and Lokinet should startup.

You can view, check, or alter the VPN Configuration created by Lokinet by opening System Preferences and navigating to Network.

macOS Ventura

Select agree to agree to the GNU GPLv3 license agreement.

Drag and drop the Lokinet application into the applications folder.

Start the Lokinet application from the “Applications” folder and click open when prompted.

Once Lokinet is open, press the power button to turn Lokinet on. You will be prompted with a ‘System Extension Blocked’ popup, click ‘Open Security Preferences’.

If you do not see this popup, open System Preferences and navigate to Privacy & Security menu instead.

click ‘Allow’, allowing Lokinet to load a system extension which is necessary for VPN functionality.

Enter your password and press unlock when prompted.

Once System Preference changes are allowed, a system prompt will appear. Click “Allow” to allow Lokinet to add a VPN Configuration.

Congratulations! You’re all done. Lokinet should now automatically start, if not try pressing the on button again and Lokinet should startup.

You can view, check, or alter the VPN Configuration created by Lokinet by opening System Preferences and navigating to Network.

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