Setting up OpenVPN semi-manually

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at
Wed Jul 15 11:37:33 UTC 2009

2009/7/13 Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>:
> I have a VPN gateway using OpenVPN, running a custom distribution. It has
> keys which were generated by hand, installed by hand, etc. It has no GUI, no
> X, firewall only.
> I am looking for a doc on how I take a key from a file on the server, and
> install it using the NetworkManager. Just poking the GUI didn't make it
> obvious, I got one working by taking NM out and installing by hand using my
> Slackware notes, but that's really ugly.

Did you try ricght clicking on the NM applet, selecting "edit
connections" and then chosing the VPN tab? There i see a "import"
button amongst other things? I've never used this functionality
though, so I am just guessing.


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