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Agent hierarchy
Service unique name
Interface net.connman.vpn.Agent
Object path freely definable
Methods void Release()
This method gets called when the service daemon
unregisters the agent. An agent can use it to do
cleanup tasks. There is no need to unregister the
agent, because when this method gets called it has
already been unregistered.
void ReportError(object service, string error)
This method gets called when an error has to be
reported to the user.
A special return value can be used to trigger a
retry of the failed transaction.
Possible Errors: net.connman.vpn.Agent.Error.Retry
dict RequestInput(object service, dict fields)
This method gets called when trying to connect to
a service and some extra input is required. For
example a password or username.
The return value should be a dictionary where the
keys are the field names and the values are the
actual fields. Alternatively an error indicating that
the request got canceled can be returned.
Most common return field names are "Username" and of
course "Password".
The dictionary arguments contains field names with
their input parameters.
Possible Errors: net.connman.vpn.Agent.Error.Canceled
void Cancel()
This method gets called to indicate that the agent
request failed before a reply was returned.
Fields string Username
Username for authentication. This field will be
requested when connecting to L2TP and PPTP.
string Password
Password for authentication.
boolean SaveCredentials
Tells if the user wants the user credentials
be saved by connman-vpnd.
string Host
End point of this VPN link i.e., the VPN gateway
we are trying to connect to.
string Name
Name of the VPN connection we are trying to connect to.
string OpenConnect.CACert
Informational field containing a path name for an
additional Certificate Authority file.
string OpenConnect.ClientCert
Informational field containing a pkcs11 URL or a path
name for the client certificate.
string OpenConnect.Cookie
Return the OpenConnect cookie value that is used for
authenticating the VPN session.
string OpenConnect.PKCSClientCert
Informational field containing a PKCS#1/PKCS#8/PKCS#12
URL or a path name for the PKCS#1/PKCS#8/PKCS#12 client
string OpenConnect.PKCSPassword
Password for decrypting PKCS#8/PKCS#12 client
string OpenConnect.ServerCert
Return the OpenConnect server hash used to identify
the final server after possible web authentication
logins, selections and redirections.
string OpenConnect.VPNHost
Return the final VPN server to use after possible
web authentication logins, selections and redirections.
string OpenVPN.PrivateKeyPassword
Return the private key password used to decrypt the
encrypted OpenVPN private key file.
boolean AllowStoreCredentials
Indicates to the receiving UI whether the values
entered by the user can be stored for future use.
"Requirement" should be set to "control". A "Value"
of true indicates that the option to store the
credentials can be offered to the user, false
indicates that no such option should be presented.
boolean AllowRetrieveCredentials
Tells the receiving UI whether to attempt to retrieve
previously stored values. "Requirement" should be set
to "control". "Value" should be set to true if
previously stored values can be used, false otherwise.
boolean KeepCredentials
Indicates to the receiving UI whether to keep ("Value"
is set "true") or clear ("Value" is set "false") the
credentials or not. "Requirement" should be set to
"control". By default this is not required to be set
and is handled only when explicitly defined as "true".
This is useful in case of having both the
AllowStoreCredentials and the AllowRetrieveCredentials
set as "false", but clearing credentials is not
required. In such case the value can be explicitly set
to "true". An example case is when the password for
encrypted Private Key is requested.
string VpnAgent.AuthFailure
Informational field that can be used to indicate VPN
agent that previous authentication has failed and new
credentials should be requested from user. Additional
information about the failure can be added as "Value".
Arguments string Type
Contains the type of a field. For example "password",
"response", "boolean" or plain "string".
string Requirement
Contains the requirement option. Valid values are
"mandatory", "optional", "alternate", "informational"
and "control".
The "alternate" value specifies that this field can be
returned as an alternative to another one.
All "mandatory" fields must be returned, while the
"optional" can be returned if available.
Nothing needs to be returned for "informational", as it
is here only to provide an information so a value is
attached to it.
A "control" argument is used to specify behaviour. The
effect will depend on the field name and value, but
control fields will not usually be presented directly
to the user, and are not expected to be returned.
array{string} Alternates
Contains the list of alternate field names this
field can be represented by.
string Value
Contains data as a string, relatively to an
"informational" argument.
Examples Requesting a username and password for L2TP network
{ "Username" : { "Type" : "string",
"Requirement" : "mandatory"
} }
{ "Password" : { "Type" : "password",
"Requirement" : "mandatory"
} }
{ "SaveCredentials" : { "Type" : "boolean",
"Requirement" : "optional"
==> { "Username" : "foo", "Password" : "secret123",
"SaveCredentials" : true }
Requesting a OpenConnect cookie
{ "OpenConnect.Cookie" : { "Type" : "string",
"Requirement" : "mandatory"
} }
{ "Host" : { "Type" : "string",
"Requirement" : "informational"
} }
{ "Name" : { "Type" : "string",
"Requirement" : "informational"
} }
==> { "OpenConnect.Cookie" : "0123456@adfsf@asasdf" }
Requesting a username and password but without allowing
the values entered by the user to be stored.
{ "Username" : { "Type" : "string",
"Requirement" : "mandatory"
} }
{ "Password" : { "Type" : "password",
"Requirement" : "mandatory"
} }
{ "AllowStoreCredentials" : { "Type" : "boolean",
"Requirement" : "control",
"Value" : false
} }
==> { "Username" : "foo", "Password" : "secret123" }