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In Windows I was using Cisco VPN client to connect with VPN. In connection properties I set only hostname and choose certificate which are stored in C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\Certificates.

I moved yesterday to Ubuntu and I need to be able to connect with that host using those certificates too.

I know that there is vpnc and network-manager-vpnc but it not allows (or I do not know about it) to set cerificates dir.

Can someone tell me how to connect with VPN using certificates ?

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I am not sure about the use of certificates but I use Cisco vpns for connecting to work and I just import the .pcf files into netowrk-manager and the connection works. Perhaps you can try that.

Else you may try installing the Cisco VPN client from cisco for Linux. Here's the tutorial for that. http://blog.bitengine.ca/?p=107

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I was importing .pcf file in the beginning but oryginal .pcf had configuration of storing certificates dir, it's name, etc and after importing, Linux's .pcf file has it cleaned. It does not respects all of the imported informations. –  hsz Feb 16 '11 at 22:28
thanks for the import hint! –  Eric Johnson May 5 '11 at 16:44

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