Generate an empty crl.pem

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Generate an empty crl.pem

Post by markhorrocks » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:10 pm

Currently I don't want to revoke any users but I'd like to generate an empty crl.pem so I can add

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crl-verify crl.pem
to my server.conf file now and not need to edit this file in the future and have to restart the openvpn server.

Can I do this? I am using a pki file structure and built my client certificates using

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./build-client-full mark

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Re: Generate an empty crl.pem

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:18 pm

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$ ./easyrsa

Note: using Easy-RSA configuration from: ./vars

Easy-RSA 3 usage and overview

USAGE: easyrsa [options] COMMAND [command-options]

A list of commands is shown below. To get detailed usage and help for a
command, run:
  ./easyrsa help COMMAND

For a listing of options that can be supplied before the command, use:
  ./easyrsa help options

Here is the list of commands available with a short syntax reminder. Use the
'help' command above to get full usage details.

  build-ca [ cmd-opts ]
  gen-req <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  sign-req <type> <filename_base>
  build-client-full <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  build-server-full <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  revoke <filename_base>
* gen-crl
  show-req <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  show-cert <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  import-req <request_file_path> <short_basename>
  export-p7 <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  export-p12 <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  set-rsa-pass <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]
  set-ec-pass <filename_base> [ cmd-opts ]

DIRECTORY STATUS (commands would take effect on these locations)
      PKI:  //${somewhere}/pki

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