Gnome Network Manager - Pfsense Openvpn Server Client Export



  • Just a heads up for those trying to import exported client configurations from Pfsense Openvpn Server into Gnome Network Manager (Fedora) - Don't!
    You can run the configuration files from Terminal with```
    openvpn client-conf.ovpn

    Authenticate/Decrypt packet error: packet HMAC authentication failed

    TLS Error: incoming packet authentication failed from [AF_INET]xxx.xx.xx.x:xxxx

    
    Solution:
    Open the exported config file which contains all keys and separate them e.g client.crt, CA.crt, tls.key, user.key. Export a new file which contains just connection settings. Import into network manager. Then import the keys into their appropriate places. Save. Connect. Result = working VPN connection.
    
    Hope this saves someone a headache  ;)


  • I use the Network Manager in OpenSUSE. I had exported all certs to a unique p12 file and add the path to it in the Network Manager at CA cert, user cert and private key. Works fine.



  • @viragomann:

    I use the Network Manager in OpenSUSE. I had exported all certs to a unique p12 file and add the path to it in the Network Manager at CA cert, user cert and private key. Works fine.

    Worked for me too, with KDE on openSUSE.



  • Thanks, this was a really helpful hint as I had exactly the same problem with openSUSE Tumbleweed!


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