I installed the network-manager-openconnect package and uses it to login to my Openconnect VPN server. The connection works, except that every time I start the connection a two step dialog box pops up and asks for my VPN username and password:

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This is the first dialog which asks for the username. If the username is correct, it'll go to the second dialog and ask for the password.

Is there a way to provide the VPN username and password in a configuration file so that it doesn't ask for it every time? This is important since I'm trying to make this machine headless.

Or alternatively is there a way to have network-manager-openconnect get the username and password from the keyring, and have the keyring be automatically unlocked after login? I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 2.

  • I'm not sure OpenConnect works that way. – Thomas Ward Apr 3 '16 at 13:29
  • If you run 'man network-manager-openconnect' does it display any options such as --passwd-on-stdin where you could use a shell script to echo your username and password into the network-manager-openconnect so it would auto-connect on boot? When I google the package, I don't see it's man page available online. – Kyle H Dec 11 '16 at 22:45
  • I'm getting "No manual entry for network-manager-openconnect" unfortunately. – My other car is a cadr Dec 12 '16 at 5:06

Does openconnect work for you?

If so you can use this to connect automatically:

sudo openconnect SERVER --no-cert-check -u USERNAME --passwd-on-stdin  <PASS_FILE


echo PASS | sudo openconnect SERVER --no-cert-check -u USERNAME --passwd-on-stdin
  • in ubuntu 18.04 openconnect does not have --no-cert-check, any suggestions ? – Mehrdad Pedramfar Sep 23 '18 at 12:48
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    @MehrdadPedramfar For newer openconnect version after you enter this answer's code, error message give you the cert code. and you can use it. – SirSaleh Feb 27 '19 at 10:17

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