New error on user certs

hello -

last time i tried to use certs, i followed these commands:

cockroach cert create-ca \
–certs-dir=./path-to-certs-directory \
–ca-key=./path-to-ca-key/ca-key ;

cockroach cert create-node localhost 35.123.75.17 \
–certs-dir=./path-to-certs-directory \
–ca-key=./path-to-ca-key/ca-key ;

cockroach cert create-client markedwards \
–certs-dir=./path-to-certs-directory \
–ca-key=./path-to-ca-key/ca-key ;

cockroach user set markedwards \
–certs-dir=./path-to-certs-directory \
–host=35.123.75.17 \
–password ;

i am still being prompted to enter a password (twice), but now i get the following message back:

Error: connections with user root must use a client certificate

this happens on both v1.1.5 and v1.1.6

perhaps my original instructions are incorrect.

suggestions?

cockroach cert create-client root \
–certs-dir=./path-to-certs-directory \
–ca-key=./path-to-ca-key/ca-key ;