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Ubuntu/Linux: How to use NetworkManager for AirVPN

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Hello!

 

In the Configuration Generator make sure that you select "Advanced Mode" and tick "Separate certs/keys from .ovpn files". In that way you will download separate files that you can use to configure your OpenVPN wrapper (first screenshot you sent us).

 

Server certificate: ca.crt

Client certificate: user.crt

Private key: user.key

 

user.key is not password-protected by default.

 

Kind regards

 

Hello,

 

'user.key is not password-protected by default' 

 

I can see an option where I can simply enter a Key password on the client (my) side with OpenVPN.

 

When I used the Config Generator and it sent me my User.key, there was no option to set a password. The User.key was then sent to my over a SSL connection ( I assume). If someone, somehow, intercepted this User.key file when it was sent to me, then I assume my VPN would be compromised as they will also have a copy of my User.key. My concerns over this have been increased following the recent relevations that SSL may not be so secure as we once thought it was, so I wanted to add an extra layer of protection using a password for the User.key to verify it server side.

 

In another post an admin states;

 

"You don't need to worry about login/password. The authentication is performed through certificates and key, therefore no human intervention or any other setup is needed at the connection. With the configuration generator (menu "Member Area"->"Access without our client") you can generate and download all the files you need"

 

So you cannot use User.key passwords at all?

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I'm stuck at

6) Click on the nm-applet (the NetworkManager icon) => VPN Connections => Configure VPN

7) In the little window that comes up, click the Import button.

 

simply beacuse I don't have import button there

 

i'm with 13.10 which is with the unity desktop

 

 

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I'm stuck at

6) Click on the nm-applet (the NetworkManager icon) => VPN Connections => Configure VPN

 

7) In the little window that comes up, click the Import button.

 

simply beacuse I don't have import button there

 

i'm with 13.10 which is with the unity desktop

 

Same problem here! Installed Ubuntu 13.10 today....bad surprise

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I'm stuck at

6) Click on the nm-applet (the NetworkManager icon) => VPN Connections => Configure VPN

 

7) In the little window that comes up, click the Import button.

 

simply beacuse I don't have import button there

 

i'm with 13.10 which is with the unity desktop

You have to add connection at that point instead. One of the options is to import a saved vpn configuration at which time you select your .ovpn file.

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The config generator is loading a blank page for me.

Same for me, there is nothing in that page. Could you please fix that? I try ths since over a month now, the page stays empty...

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The config generator is loading a blank page for me.

Same for me, there is nothing in that page. Could you please fix that? I try ths since over a month now, the page stays empty...

 

Hello!

 

Page will stay blank forever, unless you subscribe your account. Access to the CG is restricted to accounts with a subscription and your accounts have no valid subscriptions. Please do not hesitate to open a ticket if you think this is a mistake. Please include your payment details.

 

Kind regards

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Don try to install VPN with ubuntu 14.04 because NetworkManager has a new bug:

 

impossible to import .ovpn file to create a new vpn connection

ttps://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-openvpn/+bug/1294899

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-openvpn/+bug/1296936

Just curious if you did a brand new install or simply updated/upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04?  My VPN connection on 13.10 has been rock solid.  I was wondering if I simply upgraded with everything already in place if that would work.

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Just curious if you did a brand new install or simply updated/upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04?  My VPN connection on 13.10 has been rock solid.  I was wondering if I simply upgraded with everything already in place if that would work.

Don try to install VPN with ubuntu 14.04 because NetworkManager has a new bug:

 

impossible to import .ovpn file to create a new vpn connection

ttps://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-openvpn/+bug/1294899

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-openvpn/+bug/1296936

On a fresh new install of 14.04, same bug (and with Mint DE 2014.03 too).

Copied a working connection from another computer, and it works fine :-)

(networkmanager connections are stored in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/)

 

Thanks for the good work :-)

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I thought that would work!  fyi - make sure to update your connection since the major rebuild here.

 

My connection has been rocking since the major overhaul here.  I appreciate the added tls cert.  I am planning on building a new 14.04 system shortly.  When I do I'll come back and stamp out a guide for setting up an Air connection if its still broken as you contend.  I haven't tried it at all yet.  Life is busy here.

 

I am on a windows client machine now and it too has been solid.  I have checked the windows client logs a few times and its doing exactly what it is designed to do.  Its nice, so thanks Air!!!!

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A fix would be really appreciated. Is there a way to start a vpn connection under ubuntu 14.04, manually in console or other fix? I have no vpn connection at all now

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Has the bug been fixed? Can OpenVPN be set up on 14.04 if you don't have another working connection to copy from?

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I ran this (from the bug report) to start the connection:

sudo openvpn --config XXXXXXXX.ovpn

 

I noticed I don't even have the network manager anywhere on my panel and I have no idea how to add it either (Lubuntu). I should have stayed on 13.10

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I am sorry but I won't be able to get to this until Monday or Tuesday.  Have you read over at the ubuntu forums?

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Hi rng29a, for us noobs, can you provide somoe more details on how to download and install? Not sure where to go with you description above.

 

Any help is apprecaited.

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nm-applet comes in handy with 2017 Debian Jessie. Maybe separate the user.crt /.key ca.crt manually and off you go.

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Recent versions of NetworkManager(tested with 1.8.6, Fedora 27) have ipv4.dns-priority option(available since NetworkManager 1.4). "Negative values have the special effect of excluding other configurations with a greater priority value; so in presence of at least a negative priority, only DNS servers from connections with the lowest priority value will be used"

So, this option prevents NetworkManager from using DNS other than pushed by VPN server.

Also, i didn't encounter any problem with import of *.ovpn - if you encounter any problem with import, try separate *.keys/*.certs/*.ovpn

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