How to get PEM format for clients?



  • First off, I really don't have much of a clue on this one.

    That being said, I am trying to use the openvpn that I made on pfsense, with my chromebook. In order to do that I need an .onc file that I have almost completed. I just need the client key but it needs to be in PEM format? or the one that starts with "—-BEGIN CERTIFICATE—-". Heres a link to the tut i have been following http://syedaali.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/using-chromebook-to-connect-to-an-openvpn-server/.

    How do I get this? Can I get this? I know this is the problem, I know have the right format. I have tried using the .crt file key but that does not work.

    Thank you for the help


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    If you need the key, then you need to export the key (second export button).  Key blobs don't start with –---BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----  they usually start with -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

    Looked at the link.  Export the p12 (third export button).  If it prompts for a password enter nothing (unfortunately).


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