I was wishing to rename my VPN connection, but was unable, because Save button is gray.

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When running from command line it says:

$ nm-connection-editor
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.
** Message: Cannot save connection due to error: Editor initializing...
** Message: Cannot save connection due to error: Invalid setting VPN: cert-pass

How to overcome?

  • It's looking for a password... maybe the "Private Key Password", or one of your .pem files is incorrect. – heynnema Apr 21 '19 at 13:13
  • I can connect, so whatever password exists, it is correct – Dims Apr 21 '19 at 17:52
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    To see if it's the problem, type ANYTHING (at least 8 characters) into th "Private Key Password" field and see if the SAVE button becomes enabled. – heynnema Apr 21 '19 at 17:58
  • You can probably rename it in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections...sudo mv VPN1 new_name – heynnema Apr 21 '19 at 18:00
  • To see if it's a permission problem, type sudo nm-connection-editor and see if the SAVE button is now available. – heynnema Apr 23 '19 at 14:04

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