After installing Kerio Control VPN Client on Mac, a message appears that the "Kerio Control VPN Client service is not running"
The VPN client Error log generates the following entries:
vpncore: Unable to initialize vpn core: unable to open VPN driver
vpnMain: Unable to open VPN driver: Unknown error
VpnFSM: Failed to initialize VPN driver (99).
As Apple is constantly implementing new security features to protect macOS users, the Kerio VPN driver is not being correctly recognized as trusted software. The Security settings in mac are blocking Kerio VPN client.
- Allow Kerio software developers under Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General tab.
- If you are still experiencing issues, launch terminal and execute the following commands:
sudo launchctl load com.kerio.kvpncsvc.plist
Note: you will be prompted to enter your password.
Important: if you're getting Load failed: 119: Service is disabled error when executing the last command,
load the Kerio VPN service with -w flag, which overrides the Disabled key:
sudo launchctl load -w com.kerio.kvpncsvc.plist
- (Optional) Try installing different versions of Kerio VPN client:
The Kerio Control VPN client connected successfully.