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MakeOpenVPN.sh by Eric Jodoin
#!/bin/bash
# Default Variable Declarations
DEFAULT="Default.txt"
FILEEXT=".ovpn"
CRT=".crt"
KEY=".3des.key"
CA="ca.crt"
TA="ta.key"
#Ask for a Client name
echo "Please enter an existing Client Name:"
read NAME
#1st Verify that client’s Public Key Exists
if [ ! -f $NAME$CRT ]; then
echo "[ERROR]: Client Public Key Certificate not found: $NAME$CRT"
exit
fi
echo "Client’s cert found: $NAME$CR"
#Then, verify that there is a private key for that client
if [ ! -f $NAME$KEY ]; then
echo "[ERROR]: Client 3des Private Key not found: $NAME$KEY"
exit
fi
echo "Client’s Private Key found: $NAME$KEY"
#Confirm the CA public key exists
if [ ! -f $CA ]; then
echo "[ERROR]: CA Public Key not found: $CA"
exit
fi
echo "CA public Key found: $CA"
#Confirm the tls-auth ta key file exists
if [ ! -f $TA ]; then
echo "[ERROR]: tls-auth Key not found: $TA"
exit
fi
echo "tls-auth Private Key found: $TA"
#Ready to make a new .opvn file - Start by populating with the
default file
cat $DEFAULT > $NAME$FILEEXT
#Now, append the CA Public Cert
echo "<ca>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
cat $CA >> $NAME$FILEEXT
echo "</ca>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
#Next append the client Public Cert
echo "<cert>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
cat $NAME$CRT | sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p' >> $NAME$FILEEXT
echo "</cert>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
#Then, append the client Private Key
echo "<key>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
cat $NAME$KEY >> $NAME$FILEEXT
echo "</key>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
#Finally, append the TA Private Key
echo "<tls-auth>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
cat $TA >> $NAME$FILEEXT
echo "</tls-auth>" >> $NAME$FILEEXT
echo "Done! $NAME$FILEEXT Successfully Created."
#Script written by Eric Jodoin
\ No newline at end of file
@KossBoss1
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This is what got me passed the ta.key not found problem. Little weary that the first part of the installation did not do something it should of, but now I have a .ovpn file.

For some reason I did not have a ta.key file in the first place so I ran this

openvpn --genkey --secret /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys

this will create the ta.key...

Using the scripts changes from coolaj86 and running the script from /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys worked.

It created my .ovpn file.

On to the next step, hope that helps...

@Samrath4285
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How would I make this so I am able to use my VPN from any outside network?

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ghost commented Sep 13, 2016

I'm getting ta.key not found, this error exactly: [ERROR]: tls-auth Key not found: ta.key

@jose-goncabel
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I think in the line 46 a "#" is missing.

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