2.5rc2 missing easyrsa init.config, vars, clean-all, etc scripts

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2.5rc2 missing easyrsa init.config, vars, clean-all, etc scripts

Post by maxburn » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:31 am

Gave my first try with 2.5 this morning with rc2. Made absolutely sure I selected all install options except for the GUI utility which I don't want on a server. Right off the bat trying to generate keys with the instructions I've used many times before and the scripts I'm looking for are not to be found.

I looked around and found the same instructions in the 2x HOW TO and they start off the same way, but the scripts mentioned are missing.

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Re: 2.5rc2 missing easyrsa init.config, vars, clean-all, etc scripts

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:54 pm

You have installed EasyRSA-3 not version 2.

Once you have EasyRSA working you can also try EasyTLS

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Re: 2.5rc2 missing easyrsa init.config, vars, clean-all, etc scripts

Post by maxburn » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:02 pm

Thanks, I didn't read carefully enough. From the 2x page a little further up from where I usually start reading;
For PKI management, we will use easy-rsa 2, a set of scripts which is bundled with OpenVPN 2.2.x and earlier. If you’re using OpenVPN 2.3.x, you need to download easy-rsa 2 separately from here.

For PKI management, we will use easy-rsa 2, a set of scripts which is bundled with OpenVPN 2.2.x and earlier. If you’re using OpenVPN 2.3.x, you may need to download easy-rsa 2 separately from the easy-rsa-old project page. An easy-rsa 2 package is also available for Debian and Ubuntu in the OpenVPN software repos. On *NIX platforms you should look into using easy-rsa 3instead; refer to its own documentation for details.

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Re: 2.5rc2 missing easyrsa init.config, vars, clean-all, etc scripts

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:26 pm

maxburn wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:31 am
Gave my first try with 2.5 this morning with rc2.
RC2 means it is a test version not a full release.

2.5 now ships with EasyRSA-3, which has it's own web site: https://github.com/OpenVPN/easy-rsa

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Re: 2.5rc2 missing easyrsa init.config, vars, clean-all, etc scripts

Post by maxburn » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:04 pm

Thanks, yes I was checking things out and seeing what I need to change in my processes to move up to the 2.5+ versions eventually coming out. Also just found this doc re EasyRSA-3. https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... nVPN-Howto

I can see how that's more secure but it's a big process departure from EasyRSA-old. Also potentially a problem when my VPN client is a Ubiquiti Edgerouter. I'll have to give it a try.
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Re: 2.5rc2 missing easyrsa init.config, vars, clean-all, etc scripts

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:32 pm

EasyRSA-3 can upgrade your EasyRSA-2 PKI .. Please make a full backup first.

Then, give it a shot!

Let me know how you get on 8-)

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