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I can't find what permissions I should give to certificates and to the folder.

I am importing the files from kde network manager.

If I give 400 or 640 permissions to /etc/openvpn ,then , from the network manager I can't open the folder openvpn in order to import the necessary files.

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Do not change the directory and you do (/should) not need to change the directory itself. /etc/openvpn needs to be something like 775 (rwxrwxr-x).

The permisions 400 (=readonly) are for the cert files. This explains it: How do I setup OpenVPN so I can securely use the internet from an unsecured hotspot?

And do not forget: changes to /etc/ need sudo.

  • :I checked that link but for example fro ca.crt it has permission 400.But with that permission I can't open the folder in order to import this file – George Jan 21 '14 at 12:44
  • :I should use sudo and not su first.. – George Jan 22 '14 at 15:07
  • that too :D glad you got it fixed @George ;) – Rinzwind Jan 22 '14 at 15:10

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