How To Install and Configure OpenSSL On Windows 10

We can install and configure OpenSSL on windows. We will be installing the OpenSSL on windows 10/8 machine by downloading the setup from the website link given below. Let’s see, how to install OpenSSL on windows 10.

OpenSSL is a full-featured toolkit for Transport Layer Protocol(TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) protocols.  We will need it when we want to secure our website or application URL with SSL.

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We need to install the certificate and hosted them with the https protocol. it makes the URL to secure and trusted.

How To Install and Configure OpenSSL on Windows 10:

We can download the OpenSSL using the below link:- http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

Once it’s downloaded, double click on the “setup” and then click on” Run“.

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Accept the license and click on “Next“.

Click on “Next“.

Keep it default and click on “Next“.

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Click on “Install” then “finish“.

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Once the installation is finished. we have to set the environmental variables. Now open the “settings” and type “path” in the search and open “System environmental variables“.

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When you have opened it then click on “Environmental variables” then Go to the System variables.

Set the OpenSSL Variables:

Click on “New” and Copy the Openssl path from the installation location: C:\Program Files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin\openssl.cfg

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Set the OpenSSL Path:

Select the “Path” then click on “Edit“. we have to add the path of the OpenSSL as shown in the below figure and click on “OK”.

Path= C:\Program Files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin\

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Click on “OK” and open the command prompt with the administrator. Run the below command to check the version installed.

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