I can confirm that the workaround in comment #3 is working in Ubuntu
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key-direction not respected on OVPN import
Status in network-manager-openvpn package in Ubuntu:
When creating a VPN connection in Network Manager by importing an
existing .ovpn file, the key-direction field is not respected.
I needed to manually go into Advanced->TLS Authentication and set the
Key Direction to 1.
For example, my .ovpn file ends with the line:
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: network-manager-openvpn 1.1.93-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-47.68-generic 4.4.24
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-47-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Nov 20 09:06:20 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-06-30 (143 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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