With nmcli, I can modify VPN data like this:

nmcli con modify myvpn vpn.data 'refuse-pap = yes, user = xxx'

So I'm wondering if I can set password this way as well?


Yes, you can modify the value of any property with nmcli. In this case, you would use:

nmcli con modify "myvpn" vpn.secrets "password=myverysecretpassword"
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    Note that this will, of course, echo your password as you type it. – gmarmstrong Mar 6 '18 at 17:24
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    It will also store your password in your shell history. – gmarmstrong Apr 29 '18 at 15:05

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