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FS#59832 - [networkmanager-openvpn] Cannot import connection via GUI

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by kawabanga (kawabanga) - Monday, 27 August 2018, 15:20 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Monday, 29 May 2023, 03:24 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


NM GUI in Gnome doesn't let to import OpenVPN settings because the Add button is inactive

However, nmcli connection import type openvpn file ./filename.ovpn works.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
local/libnm 1.12.3dev+1+g0a3755c17-1
NetworkManager client library
local/libnm-glib 1.12.3dev+1+g0a3755c17-1
NetworkManager client library (legacy)
local/networkmanager 1.12.3dev+1+g0a3755c17-1 (gnome)
Network connection manager and user applications
local/networkmanager-openvpn 1.8.4-1
NetworkManager VPN plugin for OpenVPN
local/networkmanager-vpnc 1.2.6-1
NetworkManager VPN plugin for VPNC
local/nm-connection-editor 1.8.16-1
NetworkManager GUI connection editor and widgets

* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Download .ovpn from VPN gate
2. Open Gnome Settings -> Networks -> + -> Import from file
3. Select the downloaded file
4. Add button is inactive
This task depends upon

Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Monday, 29 May 2023, 03:24 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Additional comments about closing:  Plus it's old and stale. If still an issue, please report upstream.
Comment by john doe (jatone) - Friday, 31 August 2018, 17:42 GMT
ran into this, for me it was related to CA private key being none. which isn't actually required. I set it to a random file and it allowed me to add.
Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:15 GMT
I cannot reproduce the issue. Is it still valid for you?