OpenSSL error from workstation that manages chef server

Everything was working well and I was able to connect to my chef-server from my local workstation with no problems. Now i'm getting the following error every time I run a knife command.

ERROR: OpenSSL::OpenSSLError: password must be at least 4 bytes

When I run knife ssl check it is successful. My knife.rb is configured properly because just 2 hours ago I was not running into this issue and I have not made any changes to it.

I also had a trusted_certificates directory appear under my ~/.chef directory. I'm not sure if I did something to cause this.

Any help or insight is greatly appreciated!

This looks like it might be a bug