PureOS and ovpn files

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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They are already installed. Hmmm. :thinking: