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# Overview

easy-rsa is a CLI utility to build and manage a PKI CA. In laymen's terms,
this means to create a root certificate authority, and request and sign 
certificates, including sub-CAs and certificate revocation lists (CRL).

# Downloads

If you are looking for release downloads, please see the releases section on
GitHub. Releases are also available as source checkouts using named tags.

# Documentation

For 3.x project documentation and usage, see the [README.quickstart.md](README.quickstart.md) file or
the more detailed docs under the doc/ directory. The .md files are in Markdown
format and can be converted to html files as desired for release packages, or
read as-is in plaintext.

# Getting help using easy-rsa

Currently, Easy-RSA development co-exists with OpenVPN even though they are
separate projects. The following resources are good places as of this writing to
seek help using Easy-RSA:

The [openvpn-users mailing list](https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/openvpn-users)
is a good place to post usage or help questions.

You can also try IRC at Freenode/#openvpn for general support or Freenode/#easyrsa for development discussion.

# Branch structure

The easy-rsa master branch is currently tracking development for the 3.x release
cycle. Please note that, at any given time, master may be broken.  Feel free to
create issues against master, but have patience when using the master branch.  It
is recommended to use a release, and priority will be given to bugs identified in
the most recent release.

The prior 2.x and 1.x versions are available as release branches for
tracking and possible back-porting of relevant fixes. Branch layout is:

    master         <- 3.x, at present
    v3.x.x            pre-release branches, used for staging branches
    release/2.x
    release/1.x

LICENSING info for 3.x is in the [COPYING.md](COPYING.md) file

# Code style, standards

We are attempting to adhere to the POSIX standard, which can be found here:

http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/