Bug 1459273 - User asked for group password even if it is not required
User asked for group password even if it is not required
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager-vpnc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
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Reported: 2017-06-06 13:06 EDT by Pavel Roskin
Modified: 2017-06-06 13:26 EDT (History)
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Description Pavel Roskin 2017-06-06 13:06:13 EDT
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Comment 1 Thomas Haller 2017-06-06 13:15:32 EDT
Are the password flags set to 0x4 (not-required)?

See "Secret flag types" in `man nm-settings`.

Search for "-flags" in `nmcli connection show "$NAME"` What does it give?
Comment 2 Pavel Roskin 2017-06-06 13:26:03 EDT
The bug was submitted before I had a change to fill the information. Doing it now.

Description of problem:

NetworkManager asks me for group password even if the setting for group password says "not required".

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How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open network settings
2. Click on +
3. Select "Cisco Compatible VPN (vpnc)"
4. Fill the settings
name: Office
firewall zone: default
uncheck Make available to all users
user name: user
user password: Ask for this password every time
group name: Group
group password: The password is not required
uncheck Show passwords
uncheck Use hybrid authentication
leave Advanced as is
click Add
5. Set the switch to the right of "Office VPN" to ON

Actual results:

I'm asked for user password and then for group password. I cannot leave the group password empty.

Expected results:

I'm asked for user password, but not for group password

Additional info:

I'm trying to connect to a SonicWall VPN, but I cannot figure out what some settings should be. It looks like some of the settings are ignored. I can connect to the VPN using SonicWall client for Android without any group password.

$ nmcli connection show Office | grep flags
vpn.data:                               Local Port = 0, IKE DH Group = dh2, Perfect Forward Secrecy = server, Xauth username = user, Xauth password-flags = 2, IPSec gateway =, IPSec ID = Group, Vendor = cisco, xauth-password-type = ask, IPSec secret-flags = 4, ipsec-secret-type = unused, NAT Traversal Mode = natt

I understand "IPSec secret-flags = 4" means "not required", so I'm surprised that I'm asked for two passwords, not one.

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