I am actually using MATE, but for all intents and purposes it is Ubuntu 18. At any rate, I am trying to connect to a VPN. The particular VPN I am trying to connect to L2TP+IPsec.
I installed the correct repo:
sudo apt install network-manager-l2tp
and I have the option to create the proper VPN connection. The connection shows up in my Network Connections (see photo)
Whenever I click on the connection, I am directed to edit the information. How do I physically connect to the VPN? Am I missing a setting here? Do I need to connect via command line?
I have also noticed that since the upgrade to Ubuntu 18, the network connections icon is missing from the task bar. How can I add this back?