To log in to the server of a client of mine, I need to make a VPN connection. On Ubuntu I managed to do this quite easily following the steps as described here:


Now, in elementary I can't seem to find the screen with corresponding to this one:

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I have 4 credentials: - gateway - user name - user password - shared secret (group password) - group name

On elementary OS, I only have options with certificates. How can I enable those other connection options? I can select the Cisco option:

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But then my options are limited:

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I have a account with NordVPN, they have linux users download ovpn files, which you can import.
See: https://nordvpn.com/tutorials/linux/openvpn/

Does Cisco VPN provide something like that?

What weird is that I have less options in the "Choose a VPN Connection Type" dialog, I can only choose:

  • OpenVPN
  • Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
  • Import a saved VPN configuration
  • I installed openconnect and network-manager-openconnect-gnome which brought the extra option.
    – wout
    Commented Feb 25, 2018 at 12:33
  • Forgot to mention, unlike NordVPN, CiscoVPN is not a service.
    – wout
    Commented Feb 25, 2018 at 12:33

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