Re: Problem importing OpenVPN profile in Linux Mint 18.3 x64 cinnamon

Thomas Haller wrote:
On Wed, 2018-02-21 at 12:03 -0500, David H. Durgee wrote:
Thomas Haller wrote:

I will consider debug logging after you have a chance to inspect the
connection show and let me know if it looks sane or is missing a

the settings don't look wrong, but whether the settings  are correct
depends very much on your server configuratoin. Enable debug logging
and see why the connection failed.

Since NM does not support the <extra-certs> argument, you should
investigate whether that argument is required in your setup. For
example, (as you said, plain openvpn works) by running openvpn with the
ovpn without the <extra-certs> option.

Per your suggestion I tried using openvpn with the edited file and as expected it fails to connect.  So the <extra-certs> appears to be required to initialize the connection.  Now the question is how do I add them to the configuration?  I manually added the contents of that element to a file ~/.certs/nm-openvpn/Ashburn-edited-extra-certs.pem along with the other elements, but that appears to be insufficient.

I assume that I need to add the proper entry to /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Private Tunnel - Ashburn, but my question is what form does that entry take?  In the [vpn] section I see various entries referencing the certificates, specifically:


So I assume I need a similar line for this one, but should it be "extra-certs=" or "ec=" there?  I guess I could try both, but I would prefer to get it right the first time.  Or is it perhaps something else entirely?


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