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Forgets openvpn password since upgrade to Lemmenjoki

asked 2018-12-20 11:58:21 +0200

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updated 2019-03-06 17:07:32 +0200

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Since the Lemmenjoki upgrade, it would seem every time my mobile goes out of range of one wifi and into another (or a failed auto connection I guess if the signal drops out or changes) and sometimes when I reboot, my openvpn password is 'forgotten' for all the openvpn configs on my device, and I am constantly having to re-enter my openvpn password, even though I have the 'remember this' on - any suggestions? With the previous release I did not have any issues. I have looked in the forum, and there is nothing recent like this. My suggestion would be for it to remember the password until I change it successfully, not to forget it when it fails once.

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This is still a bug, as it was not a problem before the upgrade - so something was changed or omitted. I have tried a number of things, including deleting some or all but one of the OpenVPN configs, but whatever I do the problem remains. I think that narrows down the bug: Once connected to WLAN, if it cannot connect to the VPN (server) for any reason (e.g. internet down although wifi on, server down although connected to the internet, etc..) it 'forgets' the VPN password (i.e. rejects it as not the right one) even though the 'remember this' is highlighted. It would be best if it used the last known correct password for that VPN until it is changed by the user; this way it would keep trying to connect until it can access the server. I should mention again that this did not happen with the previous Sailfish release.

Warburgia ( 2019-01-11 14:42:05 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-03-05 15:28:33 +0200

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I am not certain that I got to the bottom of this one. It seems better since the upgrade to Sippnkorpl, although occasionally the VPN login pops up asking for user name and password. The answer seems to be to ignore it, and check settings to see that one is connected to a WLAN first, then it will connect to the VPN without having to enter new details.

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Sadly not, I had to enter the openvpn password 3 times yesterday. I think it may be if it fails to login to the VPN server (connected to WLAN, but internet down) or something like that. It would be better if it kept trying the password it has until the user decides to change it. I forgot to mention that I am using a Sony Xperia X f5120.

Warburgia ( 2019-03-08 11:14:23 +0200 )edit
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Asked: 2018-12-20 11:58:21 +0200

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