[strongSwan] Ubuntu CLI client works Network Manager fails

Tobias Brunner tobias at strongswan.org
Fri Dec 1 14:47:04 CET 2017

Hi Alex,

> # Where is this coming from ? The cert on vpn.york.ac.uk
> lives on a host called vpn10.york.ac.uk
>  and has multiple SubjAlt Name entries for all
> the real vpn servers we might want to use the cert on.
> # Think this is "wrong " message, 
> Dec  1 10:40:13 deadpool charon-nm: 06[TLS] server certificate does not
> match to 'vpn.york.ac.uk'
> Dec  1 10:40:13 deadpool charon-nm: 06[TLS] sending fatal TLS alert
> 'access denied'

That's the certificate provided by the RADIUS server during EAP-PEAP.
As you can't specify an AAA identity with the NM frontend the server's
IKE identity (i.e. the hostname) must be contained as subjecAltName in
that certificate too.


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