Saving new password for VPN (IPSec) fails silently

Bug #1804437 reported by a on 2018-11-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu: 18.04
Involved packages (non-exhaustive list): network-manager, vpnc

Steps to reproduce:
1) Open "Network Connections" dialog
2) Add a non-existing entry for a working IPSec VPN connection, fill all required fields but enter a wrong password
3) Save the entry
4) Edit entry again, put in the correct password, make sure to fill all required fields
5) Save the entry
6) Open Edit view of the entry again to verify that the password has not been changed with last save action.

Expected behavior:
Either password should be stored when modified and saved -OR- user should be notified that password could not be saved for whatever reason.

Delete whole VPN entry and create a new one with the correct password entered from the beginning.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
a (cirnod) wrote :

Thank you for your reply. I have now reported the bug here:

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :


Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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