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In Ubuntu 18.04, I have my Surfshark VPN service configured to start at boot. However, something is requiring my root password to start the VPN so the boot startup fails. I can start it just fine from a desktop terminal or in NetworkManager. How can I configure the service to bypass the root password requirement? TIA for any help.

Regards, Steve Silvi

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  • This looks like a duplicate of #963672. You should refer to that answer. – TSJNachos117 Jun 11 '20 at 4:53
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The Surfshark config file located in /etc/openvpn had the original .ovpn file extension. After changing it to a .conf extension as suggested in the maketecheasier.com article, the VPN is now activated at boot time.

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