error:0308010C:digital envelope routines::unsupported – Code Example


Openssl has removed support from insecure protocols. But some of the packages in nodejs are still using them. Due to this they are throwing 0308010C:digital envelope routines::unsupported error. In this article we will quickly look at various ways in which we can resolve this issue.


  1. Downgrading NodeJS to version 16+
  2. Adding NODE_OPTIONS=–openssl-legacy-provider
  3. Running scripts with openssl-legacy-provider flag
  4. Updating versions of all packages

Downgrading Nodejs to version 16+

This issue arose in nodejs version 17+ so downgrading a version below will help. Use LTS version. You can download from here –

You can use nvm too –

nvm use 16

Or you can use the latest LTS version using this command –

# Linux / Mac
nvm install --lts
nvm use --lts

# Windows
nvm install lts
nvm use lts

If you don’t have nvm then you can download it using this command –

curl -o- | bash

Add openssl-legacy-provider node option

You can enable the legacy methods of openssl using this command –

export NODE_OPTIONS=--openssl-legacy-provider

For windows cmd –

set NODE_OPTIONS=--openssl-legacy-provider

Running scripts with openssl-legacy-provider flag

You can run yours scripts with openssl-legacy-provider flag by adding it into package.json in start property. Like this –

"start": "react-scripts --openssl-legacy-provider start"

Updating versions of all packages

Another good solution is to keep all the packages updated by running an audit using this command –

npm audit fix --force

Solution for Nuxt Website

If you faced this problem in your nuxt website then update your script property in package.json with this –

"scripts": {
  "dev": "NODE_OPTIONS=--openssl-legacy-provider nuxt"


In this article we saw multiple solutions to resolve 0308010C:digital envelope routines::unsupported error. According to your use case you may pick a solution and apply.