Installing OpenSSL on windows

The easiest way I have found to run OpenSSL on Windows is to download and install Cygwin and select OpenSSL during installation.

To install:

  1. Go to the Cygwin Website and download the cygwin installer (Use the ‘Install Cygwin now’ link in the top right corner).
  2. Double click the downloaded installer and click next until you reach the following (package selection) screen:

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  3. Open the ‘Net’ Section

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  4. Select the ‘OpenSSL’ package:

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  5. Continue through to the end of the installer.
  6. Now run cygwin by double clicking the shortcut (you will get a terminal).
  7. Type in ‘openssl’ and press enter. If you get the help info for openssl then you have installed it correctly.