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Installing OpenVPN - Error Step 2

I’m following the DO guide on setting up a OpenVPN server. Once I get to step two it ask that I run ./easyrsa init-pki. When I do that I get an error:

[./easyrsa: 3: ./vars: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string]

Has anyone else run into this issue or have any ideas of how to resolve the error?


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Jamon Camisso
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November 6, 2020
Accepted Answer

What does your vars file look like? If you’re following the Ubuntu 20.04 tutorial then it should only have these two lines:

set_var EASYRSA_ALGO "ec"
set_var EASYRSA_DIGEST "sha512"

Make sure to include the quotes, and also it might be worth checking that the quotes are ascii and not unicode characters?

e.g. you want " and not or characters.