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* Use openssl as a command line tool to create/handle certificates related files.
 
* Use openssl as a command line tool to create/handle certificates related files.
* Develop programs needing cryptographic functions, then use openssl library libcrypto.
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* Develop programs needing cryptographic functions, then use openssl library [[Libcrypto_API|libcrypto]].
* Develop programs needing SSL/TLS communication, then use openssl library libssl.
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* Develop programs needing SSL/TLS communication, then use openssl library [[Libssl_API|libssl]].
 
* Extend openssl to cover new cryptographic methods or new security protocols.
 
* Extend openssl to cover new cryptographic methods or new security protocols.

Revision as of 13:33, 23 March 2013

OpenSsl is used in many places but not always for same purpose and not always fully.

With OpenSsl You can:

  • Use openssl as a command line tool to create/handle certificates related files.
  • Develop programs needing cryptographic functions, then use openssl library libcrypto.
  • Develop programs needing SSL/TLS communication, then use openssl library libssl.
  • Extend openssl to cover new cryptographic methods or new security protocols.