Re: Configure connection via command line

Actually, i dont know if i made myself clear, let me try again.
As the network will be available, it will appear on nm-applet, so i dont need to create the connection itself.
I already have a bash script that controls nm-applet, e.g., connects to the network i say it to. The thing is, the final user will not have the network key, what i want is to make network manager (any instance of it) read the password from a file, so it wont be necessary to type it.

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Jirka Klimes <jklimes redhat com> wrote:
On Wednesday 14 of July 2010 13:25:37 Arlen Nascimento wrote:
> Hi, all
> I need to configure a wireless connection totally via command line. I will
> kill network manager, configure the access point, and after that i need
> that connection is available in network manager but without asking the
> password (that will be passed by means of a script or something).
> Is that possible?
> Best regards

You need to have a connection (profile) configured first. Then you can activate
that by NetworkManager. You should use a system type connection since that is
managed directly by NetworkManager and not GUI app like nm-applet. You can
definitely create it from command line, e.g. via D-Bus (see
) or editing configuration files (depends on which plugin
you use: RH ifcfg files, keyfile configurations in /etc/NetworkManager/system-
connections/, etc.).
However, the quickest way to configure a connection is to use nm-applet and
just click on your AP's SSID. The connection will be created automatically for
you; you provide the password and it will be stored, and thus you won't be
asked for it later. Then you can switch the connection to be a system
connection using nm-connection-editor and checking "Available to all users."
Now you have a connection you can activate any way you want. Use nmcli, some
script employing D-Bus or just mark the connection to "autoconnect" and it
will be activated automatically.


Arlen Nascimento

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