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I have installed 12.04 and setting up the OpenVPN via network manager. the network-manager-openvpn-gnome is installed, and I can open "configure VPN..." and see "Add VPN", however I can not save my settings. The "Save.." button is gray and "Apply to all users" is selected and gray too.

Is this a bug ?

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I can't save my configuration either. I followed this tutorial and the save button was never enabled. ubuntugeek.com/… Any suggestions? –  pllee Jun 5 '12 at 2:54

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Read this thread. The problem originates from the security policy implemented in Ubuntu. You will be required to change this as described in the displayed thread.

The file is /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.policy, edit it with:

sudo -H gedit /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.policy

You need to change the action:

<action id="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.own">
.
.
.
<allow_inactive>no</allow_inactive>

to read

<allow_inactive>auth_admin</allow_inactive>

or

<allow_inactive>yes</allow_inactive>

logout to activate.

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Sounded good, this didn't work for me though. –  Evan Carroll Oct 3 '12 at 7:50

As Enrique said in this post: http://askubuntu.com/a/143491/98277

Make sure these fields are populated:
    User Certificate
    CA certificate
    Private Key

Your Save button will work then.
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Are you sure you need exactly OpenVPN? In case you need to have vpn connection only with login and password (no certificate needed) try using PPTP.

sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp
sudo network-manager restart

Click to NetworkManager -> Configure VPN -> +Add -> Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) in VPN section.

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