This article is to introduce setting up a connection to a virtual private network (VPN) with amazon web services (AWS).
1. Set up VPN on the server-side, AWS
Please refer to my previous blog: Windows 8.1 + AWS + VPN.
2. Set up VPN on the user-side, OS X
Step 1: Create a new service
System Preferences –>
Network –> Click
+ on the bottom-left corner,
Interface: select VPN VPN Type: PPTP Service name: type a string as you like, such as 'sparkandshine'
Step 2: Configure VPN
Fig. 1: Configure VPN
Fill out the serve address (i.e. AWS EC2 Elastic IPs) and account name,
Serve address: XX.XX.XX.XX Account name: sparkandshine
Authentication Settings –> type Password –> OK
Click Connect, and then we have,
Fig. 2: VPN connected