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easyrsa sign-req

Post by backspin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:46 pm


I'm having difficulty figuring out how to have easyrsa create a signed certificate for my private key.

I've run the following commands

./easyrsa init-pki
./easyrsa gen-req myclient

However the next step should be to create a certificate .crt for the .key that was created, but I'm not understanding the instructions on how to do so.

This is the example given.
./easyrsa sign client UNIQUE_SHORT_FILE_NAME

But this is the error when I try to run it.

root@lede:/etc/openvpn# /usr/sbin/easyrsa sign-req client myclient

Easy-RSA error:

Unknown cert type 'client'

Any ideas of what I could be doing wrong?


I'm creating client keys for my OpenWrt router to connect, AS A CLIENT, to a OpenVPN server. I've been trying to use these instructions. https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... nVPN-Howto

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Re: easyrsa sign-req

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:23 pm

backspin wrote:This is the example given.
./easyrsa sign client UNIQUE_SHORT_FILE_NAME
That is a documentation error because the correct command is:

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./easyrsa sign-req client UNIQUE_SHORT_FILE_NAME
Now corrected.

I expect you are using an older version of easyrsa3.

Also, there is a bug related to what you are seeing:

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