10.15.5 & VPN Menu

New Contributor

Hey Everyone,

Our users that are upgrading to 10.15.5 are experiencing an issue where their VPN connections are no longer visible from the VPN Menu bar.

The profiles are there, and credentials are still stored in keychain but if we reset PRAM and boot into macOS, then the VPN Menu bar isn't able to read those VPN connections and shows that none are present.

All we have to do to fix is to relaunch the VPN Menu either by going into Network Preferences and unticking, reticking "Show VPN Status in Menu Bar" or by running:

open /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/VPN.menu

We can certainly wrap this in a policy and push it on boot but that doesn't help us understand why it's happening in the first place.

Is anyone else experiencing this?


New Contributor III

We have seen the same issue, The VPN menu bar shows VPN Not Configured, We have solved this by giving the limited VPN users we have access to the network pref pane, I'll look for the article I used to do this.

As soon as they hit "Connect" in the networking preference pane the VPN menubar item shows the configurations again.

Contributor II

Had this too in 10.15.4 and 10.15.5