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openVPN FreeBSD no easyrsa.real

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2023 3:52 pm
by dw07

I am new to openvpn and am trying to configure it on a Freebsd 124 vmware workstation 17 host. I am following this configuration guide/example ... reebsd-12/

However when I get to this section no easyrsa.real can be found:

Easy-RSA ships with certificate generation script called easyrsa.real. To generare the certificate files, navigate to /usr/local/etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/ directory and proceed as follows;

Initialize the PKI

cd /usr/local/etc/openvpn/easy-rsa
sh ./easyrsa.real init-pki
Note: using Easy-RSA configuration from: ./vars

init-pki complete; you may now create a CA or requests.
Your newly created PKI dir is: /usr/local/etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/pki

my /usr/local/etc/openvpn/easy-rsa has the following structure

locate easyrsa.real finds nothing

Does anybody know what I need to do to progress?

Re: openVPN FreeBSD no easyrsa.real

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2023 1:48 pm
by dw07

Maybe I have come to the wrong forum? Can somebody direct me to a forum where I can get some assistance?

All the documentation I can find refers to './easyrsa.real init-pki' and './easyrsa init-pki', but both do not exist in my '/usr/local/etc/openvpn/easy-rsa folder.

pkg info shows info for openvpn and easy-rsa
pkg install states that the latest versions are installed
locate cannot find easyrsa.real or init-pki

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks



Re: openVPN FreeBSD no easyrsa.real

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2023 7:32 pm
by dio

just stumpeld over your post while doing quite the same, so I'm not very experienced in openvpn.

If you look on the FreeBSD Port details of easy-rsa (, you see, that the command is just "easyrsa"
will give you an overview. To do the job use