i am just trying to setup PWA studio at my server and i am getting bellow error while run bellow command yarn run watch:venia

    cat: /home/surtexam/.config/devcert/certificate-authority/certificate.cert: No such file or directory
Error: [pwa-buildpack:Utilities:configureHost.js] Could not setup development domain:
Error: Command failed: sudo cat /home/surtexam/.config/devcert/certificate-authority/certificate.cert
cat: /home/surtexam/.config/devcert/certificate-authority/certificate.cert: No such file or directory

    at checkExecSyncError (child_process.js:639:11)
    at Object.execSync (child_process.js:676:15)
    at Object.run (/home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/node_modules/devcert/dist/utils.js:24:28)
    at LinuxPlatform.<anonymous> (/home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/node_modules/devcert/dist/platforms/linux.js:81:35)
    at Generator.next (<anonymous>)
    at /home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/node_modules/tslib/tslib.js:107:75
    at new Promise (<anonymous>)
    at Object.__awaiter (/home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/node_modules/tslib/tslib.js:103:16)
    at LinuxPlatform.readProtectedFile (/home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/node_modules/devcert/dist/platforms/linux.js:80:24)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/node_modules/devcert/dist/certificate-authority.js:86:48)
    at Generator.next (<anonymous>)
    at fulfilled (/home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/node_modules/tslib/tslib.js:104:62)
    at configureHost (/home/surtexam/public_html/betaone/pwa-studio/packages/pwa-buildpack/dist/Utilities/configureHost.js:165:11)
/bin/sh: line 0: cd: OLDPWD not set

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Can any home have idea how to setup on server ? i am using bluehost VPN server for magento 2 and everything setup but not able to run yarn run watch:venia

Anyone please help

  • where are your certificates located? is that the right path? Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 5:44

4 Answers 4


I faced same issue during installation in local system but it is fixed by just running twice a command in CLI.

yarn buildpack create-custom-origin packages/venia-concept

If You are on Linux than check your certificate in below directory


May be it will work for you.


I think you have skipped the step 3, of magento documentation,

cp packages/venia-concept/.env.dist packages/venia-concept/.env


Follow all steps mentioned here (https://magento-research.github.io/pwa-studio/venia-pwa-concept/setup/)

I also faced same issue.

Please run using sudo.

And make sure you run command using root user, as their are certain permissions needed.

  • If not try deleting "node_modules" from project root and run "yarn install" again. And then same commands from root user.
  • are trying to set up a VPN server or localhost ? all working fine at my localhost i am getting issue only at live server Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 7:38
  • I can suggest that you may contact your server support as this certification issue is related to file permission, as I figured out previously Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 8:29
  • Are you trying with root user ? Did you tried by running with sudo ? In my case it got resolved when I fired same with root user.. Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 8:30
  • yes i tried with root user.... but getting same error Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 6:16

Run Magento in developer mode then run these commands in pwa-studio directory.

1. yarn run build
2. yarn run watch:venia

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