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Groups, how to? - mborkp - 11th Mar, 2016 11:00 AM

I added recently Openvpn plugin.
To get it running I need to choose (within plugin options) "run with sudo"
That in turn requires me to enter password every time I change vpn server.
I would like to get rid of that requirements and I think of putting the plugin directory/files to the group that has root privileges.

How do I do that?


EDIT: any other suggestion to solve my problem welcome Smile

Another tough, maybe I should remove and then add that plugin/repo as root?
How can I do that?

RE: Groups, how to? - IriDium - 12th Mar, 2016 12:01 AM

Have you followed This ?

RE: Groups, how to? - mborkp - 12th Mar, 2016 09:45 AM

(12th Mar, 2016 12:01 AM)IriDium Wrote:  Have you followed This ?

yes I did. That instructions got me to have that plugin running in the first place Smile

I think the problem is that openvpn is installed as a root (to be able to start tun devices) but the plugin itself is set up from zip (as xbian user?)
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

RE: Groups, how to? - IriDium - 13th Mar, 2016 01:31 AM

Looking in the documentation for the addon - there is an option in the settings for "Password is required" which by default is set to true. Setting this to false might eliminate the password prompt. - Or not.

RE: Groups, how to? - mborkp - 13th Mar, 2016 10:13 AM

Yes, the option is there and the plugin does not work if it is not selected. There is two options actually, "run with sudo" and "password required".
In my case, both have to be selected, otherwise, the tun device is not opened and VPN is not initiated.

RE: Groups, how to? - IriDium - 13th Mar, 2016 08:48 PM

In that case, I'd suggest posting the question on the add-on forum page (if it has one) or on the kodi forum.