#StackBounty: #networking #network-manager #vpn #openvpn can't add vpn .ovpn file in network manager

Bounty: 100

I am trying to connect to a vpn using a .ovpn config file. I am running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS.

:~$ openvpn --version
OpenVPN 2.4.7 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [MH/PKTINFO] [AEAD] built on Sep  5 2019

I have been given these instructions to follow:

a) Press the Windows key, type settings, click on settings
b) Navigate to "Networking"
c) You should see a "VPN" section on the right
d) Click the "+" next to VPN
e) Select "Import from file..."
f) Once imported enter your LDAP username and password in the "Authentication" section
g) Click the "Add" button in the top right
h) You should now be able to turn the VPN on with the slider next to it's name, it may pop up asking for your password.
i) If connected successfully you will see a new icon in your tray

I get to step (g) and the ‘add vpn’ window closes, but when I go back to the networking/vpn tab, the vpn hasn’t appeared (it’s as though it has reset itself).

Does anyone know why this might be happening? Please let me know if I can give any more information to help.

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