I'm trying to set up a VPN SSL connection that uses just username and password. I'm setting it up in OpenVPN with Network Manager.

I enter the gateway, type=password, username and password.

However the 'save' button is greyed out until I enter a certificate.

How can I set up a connection with only username and password?



  • I'd like to add that I've looked this up but nothing helps me get past the greyed out save button. – Matt W Sep 10 '14 at 10:53
  • You are intentionally decreasing security since you have now way of verifying the server or client as being who they claim they are. This is a BAD idea – tomodachi Sep 19 '14 at 14:20

Change the VPN type from "SSL/TLS + User Auth" to "User Auth" and then it does not require certs for clients.

  • How do you change VPN type?? – leo Jul 1 '18 at 13:58

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