Network Manager is Forgetting "Saved" Credentials for VPNC Connections

Bug #1465348 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2015-06-15
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NetworkManager
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network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Today, I've just experienced Network Manager forgetting my save credentials for a vpnc connection.

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 last week where:

1) I installed the network-manager-vpnc package.
2) I use Network Manager to set up a VPNC connection.
3) In Network Manager, I *saved* the credentials so I would not have to type them in each time I connected.

For a few days the save credentials remained saved, and I was able to connect vpnc without having to manually type the credentials each time I connected.

However, today, after connecting successfully (using those save credentials) I became disconnected during a session.

After that, upon trying to reconnect I was prompted to enter credentials again:
http://neartalk.com/ss/2015-06-15_001_442x300.png

Then, I rebooted to see if the saved credential would remain forgotten. After reboot, the saved credentials remained forgotten.

After using Network Manager > Configure VPN, to re-save the credentials, they are now again in a saved state that works, but it is bug that it forgot these credentials (even once) after having saved them previously.

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After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I'm again experiencing this issue of Network Manager forgetting saved group and user credentials for vpnc connections. At least once per day I'm prompted for these credentials that were already set to be "saved" in Network Manager.

Sometimes this "forgetting" happens multiple times in one day. Other times, it will remember for a few subsequent connections.

Lately, it has be "forgetting" most of the time.

Since I submitted this back in June, and have yet to see any work-around suggestions, I've now submitted a question to ask Ubuntu also:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/667308/network-manager-is-forgetting-saved-vpn-credentials

summary: - Network Manager is Forgetting Save Credentials for VPNC Connections
+ Network Manager is Forgetting "Saved" Credentials for VPNC Connections
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