[strongSwan] Trouble configuring vpn connection to strongswan using smartcard

Tobias Brunner tobias at strongswan.org
Thu Jul 19 19:50:25 CEST 2018

Hi Nathan,

> I wanted to use the network-manager (in the end, the config has to be usable by people scared of the command line).
> There is an option: "Smartcard". If choose it, it asks me for the pin of the smart card (but complains, that there are not usable certificates on the smartcard).
> If charon-nm doest not support reading the private key from the smartcard, what is the point of this option?
> What am I missing here?

You are confusing charon-cmd and NM/charon-nm (and perhaps charon).
charon-nm supports private keys on smartcards (with the already
mentioned limitations), as does charon (with more flexibility),
charon-cmd does not.


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