I'm trying to set up the VPN for my university on my laptop. I have downloaded to certificate file and put it in
~/misc/cacert.crt. When I try to set up the VPN, I click on the CA Certificate option and navigate to
~/misc/ in the selection menu. The certificate does not appear there. The folder appears empty. I tried adding a new version of the file that is named differently, also doesn't appear in the menu. I can double click on the file in nautilus and it brings up a little box with the details of the certificate, so there's nothing wrong with the file.
Any idea what's causing this bizarre problem?
I've found something out. If I do
file cacert.crt I get
data whereas if I do
file on a
.crt certificate that does show up (which I found in
/etc/ssl/certs/) then I get
PEM certificate. So presumably having
.crt is not enough and the VPN setup wants
file to return a valid certificate type? How do I change this?
grep 'crt' /etc/mime.types gives me
application/x-x509-ca-cert which, as I understand it, should mean that
*.crt files are recognised as certificates. So why is my
cacert.crt only appearing as