Re: OpenVPN plugin and private key password

On Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:19:55 -0600
Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:

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?

Hi Dan.

I use Gnome. Ubuntu's 14.04 default.

But I managed to make it work.

I deleted the section [vpn-secrets].
Now NM opens a windows asking for the passphrase. 
At least at home. Tomorrow I'll check at office.

Hope this helps someone some day.



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