Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1269733
openvpn fails to start a VPN connection, with shell_network_agent_set_password: assertion 'request != NULL' failed
Last modified: 2017-08-08 08:17:30 EDT
Description of problem:
Starting a VPN connection with the graphical user interface using openvpn does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start VPN connection from right-hand corner
2. Type in passcode
3. Type in user name and password
openvpn makes a connection to the server and authenticates correctly, but the vpn connection does not start.
A VPN connection should start
Here are the interesting parts from syslog (journalctl -x):
NetworkManager: <info> Starting VPN service 'openconnect'...
NetworkManager: <info> VPN service 'openconnect' started (org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openconnect), PID 3195
NetworkManager: <info> op="connection-activate" uuid="f..." name="VPN 1" pid=2266 uid=1000 result="success"
gnome-session: (gnome-shell:1765): Gjs-WARNING **: JS ERROR: TypeError: a._connection is null
NetworkManager: <info> VPN service 'openconnect' appeared; activating connections
gnome-session: (gnome-shell:2266): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_source_remove: assertion 'tag > 0' failed
NetworkManager: <info> VPN service 'openconnect' disappeared
gnome-session: ** (gnome-shell:2266): CRITICAL **: shell_network_agent_set_password: assertion 'request != NULL' failed
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
(In reply to Jan Kurik from comment #1)
> This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora
> 24 development cycle.
> Changing version to '24'.
This is still present in F25; please update the version (I don't have permission to do so). Should perhaps be reassigned to the nm-applet component though.
Moved this to networkmanager-openconnect, as the log seems to be related to OpenConnect (not OpenVPN) and NetworkManager seems to be in play.
Tapio (the original reporter) or Daniel,
would you please describe the problem more precisely if you still see that.
The description is quite confusing. It talks about openvpn and the logs denote openconnect.
And the logs and description indicates gnome-shell applet is used to activate the connection, while comment #2 mentions nm-applet.
Please describe how you activate VPN connection, what type of VPN it is, what behaviour do you experience. You can attach the connection profile:
$ nmcli -f vpn con show <VPN connection name>
and NetworkManager logs
$ sudo journalctl -b 0 -u NetworkMananger
I no longer have the setup where I saw this problem, so cannot help in testing anymore.
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