PureOS and ovpn files


#1

Has anyone had any luck setting up VPN connection through the network manager using ovpn files?

I am getting an error that says the plugin does not support importing files.

Anybody else had luck importing open vpn config files?


#2

I changed VPN providers last month, so I have done this successfully with two. Maybe there is something in the .ovpn itself? From the error, it sounds like it. Maybe it has something OpenVPN does not like.


#3

They where generated from my own open VPN server and work with every OpenVPN client I have used (mobile and desktop). But you could be right. I have checked the files for whitespace and found none. So I really don’t know what it could be.


#4

My only other guess would be that the certification, usually required in addition to the .opvns or embedded, is not working correctly. But, you say it works elsewhere.


#5

yeah, maybe because it is self signed. I don’t know. Looking for a opvn client now instead.


#6

For this error message to fix I simply had to install the following 2 packages on Ubuntu. Maybe this is similar or the same with PureOS:

  • network-manager-openvpn
  • network-manager-openvpn-gnome

HTH


#7

They are already installed. Hmmm. :thinking: