Re: OpenVPN plugin and private key password

On Mon, 2015-11-09 at 17:51 -0200, Ethy H. Brito wrote:
On Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:11:24 +0100
Jirka Klimes <jklimes redhat com> wrote:

On Sat, 7 Nov 2015 13:55:39 -0200
"Ethy H. Brito" <ethy brito inexo com br> wrote:

Hi All

I am not certain if here is the right place to ask this. Forgive me
if it is not.

Why, if I have a password protected private key, the OpenVPN plug-in
demands me to enter the password to enable the save button?

I think this is not right. I don't want my password hanging around.
If, for instance, my laptop gets stolen, the thief has access to my
private data. Saving a password, completely overrides the purpose of
a password protected key!

How to make Networkmanager ask for the password when activating the

Am I doing something wrong here? Missing something perhaps?



It depends on the GUI you use.

In recent nm-connection-editor, all password entries have an icon
attached that allows setting password as "always ask".



Tested with "cert-pass-flags=2" and got:

      The VPN connection 'XXX' failed
      because there were no valid VPN secrets.

No window opened to ask the password. Should it?

Any hints?

What desktop environment are you running?


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