Server install does not copy RSA key

I’m new to chef and going through the modules to learn the product. I am at the part where I setup a chef server. Part of the server setup it states it copies the ,pem key to the /drop folder. During the installation the following error occurred when it got to the portion of the install labled “Creating initial user and organization”:

ERROR: Errno::ECONNRESET: Error connecting to - Connection reset by peer - SSL_connect

After this it displayed “Your chef server is now ready”. I cannot continue with the course because the pem key was not created in the /drop folder. I’ve tried reinstalling chef server but this has not resolved the issue.

Any advise greatly appreciated.

thank you.