Today I tried to set up my openvpn connection through NetwokManger (for instance, I’m using Ubuntu 10.10).

I imported my ovpn files (perfectly working on windows) with the NM gui without errors. Then, when I started the vpn, I got the error message: “No valid secrets”!

Looking at syslog file i found this error line:

[1297693509.445619] [nm-vpn-connection.c:844] connection_need_secrets_cb(): NeedSecrets failed: dbus-glib-error-quark Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.4" (uid=0 pid=1129 comm="NetworkManager) interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.VPN.Plugin" member="NeedSecrets" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn" (uid=0 pid=8646 comm="/usr/lib/network-manager-openvpn/nm-openvpn-servic"))
What you have to do to solve this issue is to edit your /etc/dbus-1/system.d/nm-openvpn-service.conf and add these lines inside the busconfig tag:

<policy user="at_console"> <allow own="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc"/> <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn"/> </policy> (Thanks to Mauro for the correction)

<policy user="at_console"> <allow own="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn"/> <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn"/> </policy>

I think that the same problem can be found in other NM’s plugins like pptp or vpnc and can be resolved in the same way editing the corresponding .conf file.