Installing OpenSSL on Windows

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install OpenSSL on a Windows system.

OpenSSL is officially distributed in C source code format. This is not a problem for Unix systems where C compiler is always available. But if you have a Windows system, you will have a hard time to install OpenSSL in C source code format. What you should do is to find a pre-compiled binary version for Windows. Here is how I installed OpenSSL on my Windows system:

1. Go to http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/openssl.htm, and download the "Setup" version of "Binaries", openssl-0.9.7c-bin.exe.

2. Double click on openssl-0.9.7c-bin.exe to install OpenSSL to \local\gnuwin32 directory.

3. Go back to the same page, download the "Setup" version of "Documentation", and install it to the same directory.

4. Open command line window, and try the following command:

>\local\gnuwin32\bin\openssl -help
openssl:Error: '-help' is an invalid command.

Standard commands
asn1parse      ca             ciphers        crl            crl2pkcs7
dgst           dh             dhparam        dsa            dsaparam
enc            engine         errstr         gendh          gendsa
genrsa         nseq           ocsp           passwd         pkcs12
pkcs7          pkcs8          rand           req            rsa
rsautl         s_client       s_server       s_time         sess_id
smime          speed          spkac          verify         version
x509
......

If you see the list of commands printed by OpenSSL, you know that your installation is done correctly.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 Cryptography Basic Concepts

 Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

 Introduction to DES Algorithm

 DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs

 DES Algorithm Java Implementation

 DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE

 DES Encryption Operation Modes

 DES in Stream Cipher Modes

 PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt

 Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher

 Secret Key Generation and Management

 Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption

 Introduction of RSA Algorithm

 RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class

 Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)

 Java Default Implementation of DSA

 Private key and Public Key Pair Generation

 PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

 Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption

 MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

OpenSSL Introduction and Installation

 What Is OpenSSL?

Installing OpenSSL on Windows

 OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys

 OpenSSL Managing Certificates

 OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR

 OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path

 "keytool" and "keystore" from JDK

 "OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"

 Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files

 Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats

 Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"

 Using Certificates in IE (Internet Explorer)

 Using Certificates in Firefox

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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