SELF_SIGNED_CERT_IN_CHAIN error in balena login

I know there a few similar topics on the forum already and all seemed to be referring to the export NODE_EXTRA_CA_CERTS var on the development machine. It seems that I have it set correctly but still for some reason I see this error on balena login:

SELF_SIGNED_CERT_IN_CHAIN: request to failed, reason: self signed certificate in certificate chain

Here are some details:
development machine: OSX with balena-cli 12.9.1
openbalena server: GCE instance w/ openbalena v2.0.3

(on the dev machine)

On the first install attempt I forgot to set the custom domain and then reinstalled after a complete cleanup on both server/dev machine (ca.crt & balena-cli) to be sure.

For sanity check, if I browse to on safari it does pick up the installed certificate from the keychain correctly and shows that it is trusted
with html response cannot GET / (understandably)

What am I still missing?

resolved it by using -c option for the quickstart script.
Surprising that this has not merited a mention in the docs!?