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Connect Chromebook to WatchGuard thru VPN

WARNING - I have not been successful yet.  Everything I've read is leading me down this path but it's still not working. As a baseline I have a working installation on my Mac so I know the credentials are OK.

  • login to the watchguard special URL
  • there are 3 possible download buttons
  • One returns the .ovpn file (get this one)
  • One returns a .zip file (get this one too)
  • Do not bother with the windows download. It returns an .exe file
  • convert the ca.crt, client.crt, client.pem into a pk12 file
    • openssl pkcs12 -export -in client.crt -inkey client.pem -out client.p12 -name MyClient
  • create the .onc file
    • get the sample .onc here
    • generate a uuid here
    • copy/paste the contents of the ca.crt and client.crt as indicated
    • UPDATE: remove the cr+lf from the files because JSON does not support embedded cr/lf
  • browse here: chrome://settings/certificates
  • import the ca.crt in the authorities
  • import the client.p12 in the user certs. (import and bind)
  • browse to: chrome://net-internals/#chromeos
  • upload the .onc file

While this seems to be the approach it's not working. When I compared the contents of the .ovpn and template .onc they are different; and this is concerning.

References: this post has a lot of the information in common to all of the posts I've read so far.

is it me or does VPN really suck? (link)


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