Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 616014
Unable to create ovpn connection without providing private key passphrase
Last modified: 2011-06-29 09:17:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Previously, when creating an openvpn connection, you could leave the field 'Private Key Password' blank. This would then allow NM to prompt you to enter your passphrase.
Within the release below, you are NOT able to click 'apply' until you enter your private key passphrase. This - to my mind - is incorrect. I do NOT wish to store my private key passphrase which could potentially unlock my entire network to someone able to break into my user account.
Please could the original behaviour where a private key passphrase is PROMPTED if not specified in the creation of the ovpn connection within NM.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Please see above.
In what format is your private key? Could you paste in the top few lines of it? I'll need to see that to ensure that NM-openvpn is correctly detecting that the private key is *not* encrypted.
There was support added in late May to ensure that unencrypted private keys could be used so this is expected to work, but we may need to enhance the bits that detect whether the private key file is in fact encrypted or not.
I am experiencing the same problem,
the top few lines of my openvpn private key are
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
Also just to clarify, I know the private key is encrypted, and thus does need a passphrase, the problem is we want NetworkManager to prompt for the passphrase each time we connect instead of forcing us to enter and store it within networkmanager as it does at the moment.
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Running Fedora 15, this issue still persists. Why am I being forced to store my passphrase when I do not wish to?
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