Opened 3 years ago

Closed 5 weeks ago

#1262 closed User question (notabug)

Problem with Build-key process

Reported by: aobry62 Owned by: tct
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: easy-rsa Version:
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords:


I try to configure OpenVPN client on a Windows 10 computer.
When I use the cmd file "Build-key" (Build-key- Client1), the file "Client1.crt" is empty (0 byte)
So impossible to use OpenVPN on client side
Thanks a lot in advance

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Gert Döring

Owner: set to tct
Status: newassigned

Have you set up the CA first?

Anyway, I do not know anything about generating keys on windows, so handing this over to tincantech who does :-)

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by tct

Best thing to do here is:

  • Install Openvpn-2.5 and select Easy-RSA version 3 from the custom options.
  • Use Easy-RSA version 3 to build your certificates.

comment:3 Changed 19 months ago by tct

Component: Generic / unclassifiedeasy-rsa
Priority: majorminor
Type: Bug / DefectUser question

comment:4 Changed 5 weeks ago by tct

Keywords: OpenVPN GUI v11.10.0.0 removed
Resolution: notabug
Status: assignedclosed

Users of EasyRSA version 2 have been given the tools to upgrade to version 3, install EasyRSA version 3 when you install OpenVPN.

EasyRSA version 3 has a command to upgrade an existing PKI to be compatible with version 3: ./easrsa upgrade pki

This upgrade will preserve all existing PKI files.

For problems using EasyRSA all versions, please use github issues:


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