Getting "error:0909006C:PEM routines:get_name:no start line" passing token to API

I’m using a FeatherJs based Node API and I had the security working and so I started working on adding client side calls from React. Once I started making calls after passing the token to the API as shown below:

// index.tsx
const domain = process.env.REACT_APP_AUTH0_DOMAIN;
const clientId = process.env.REACT_APP_AUTH0_CLIENT_ID;

if (!domain) {
  throw new Error('You must defined the env var REACT_APP_AUTH0_DOMAIN. For local development you can do this in your local .env file');

if (!clientId) {
  throw new Error('You must defined the env var REACT_APP_AUTH0_CLIENT_ID. For local development you can do this in your local .env file');


        scope='openid profile email'
        <QueryClientProvider client={queryClient}>
          <App />
          {isDevelopment && <ReactQueryDevtools initialIsOpen={false} />}

// app.tsx
function App() {
  const { getAccessTokenSilently } = useAuth0();
  const [accessToken, setAccessToken] = useState<string>();

  useEffect(() => {
    (async () => {
      try {
        // I'm currently getting a consent error from Auth0.
        // This link might be relevant:
        const token = await getAccessTokenSilently();


      } catch (e) {
  }, [getAccessTokenSilently, setAccessToken]);

  const todosQuery = useQuery('todos', async () => {
    const response = await fetch('/todos', {
      headers: new Headers({'accept': 'application/json', 'authorization': `Bearer ${accessToken}`})

    if (!response.ok) {
      console.log('Error calling api', JSON.stringify(response));

    const result = await response.json();

    return result;
  },    {
    // The query will not execute until the userId exists
    enabled: !!accessToken,

I started getting “invalid algorith” types errors. After some searching I noticed that the API was using “HS256” while auth0 portal was showing “RS256”. This was really odd because like I said it was working before so I figured maybe after adding the React SPA application that the algorithm may have been changed automatically or something like that so I tried changing the algorithm in my feathers configuration to use “RS256” also as shown below.

  "host": "localhost",
  "port": 3030,
  "public": "../public/",
  "paginate": {
    "default": 10,
    "max": 50
  "authentication": {
    "entity": "user",
    "service": "users",
    "secret": "kz+BqRE+NsFUSQrdTAdYHUwoMC0=",
    "oauth": {
      "redirect": "/",
      "auth0": {
        "key": "lbOnKh40y4sBsdaRFwN5805ul54M05ZX",
        "secret": "1b3VBW4xxgtCNHUk2MyIbHvTBO-dkK4nKoQx9FeIAO59a1rcvmmng7tEAsap_DXb",
        "subdomain": "",
        "scope": ["openid", "profile", "email"]
    "authStrategies": [
    "jwtOptions": {
      "header": {
        "typ": "access"
      "audience": "https://vice-react-query-feathers-boilerplate-api",
      "issuer": "feathers",
      "algorithm": "RS256",
      "expiresIn": "1d"
    "local": {
      "usernameField": "email",
      "passwordField": "password"
  "postgres": "postgres://pguser:topsecret@localhost:15432/vice_boilerplate_api"

After making this change now when I pass an access token taken straight out of the test tab in the Auth0 portal and pass it to the API I get this error.

    "name": "NotAuthenticated",
    "message": "error:0909006C:PEM routines:get_name:no start line",
    "code": 401,
    "className": "not-authenticated",
    "data": {
        "library": "PEM routines",
        "function": "get_name",
        "reason": "no start line",
        "code": "ERR_OSSL_PEM_NO_START_LINE"
    "errors": {}

Note sure what I’m doing wrong here but I’ve done a lot of google and I feel like I’m chasing my tail at this point. Any help greatly appreciated.


Any luck on this? I am having the a similar issue