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* A command line application to perform a wide variety of cryptography tasks, such as creating and handling certificates and related files. [[Command_Line_Utilities|OpenSSL commands]]
 
* A command line application to perform a wide variety of cryptography tasks, such as creating and handling certificates and related files. [[Command_Line_Utilities|OpenSSL commands]]
 
* A comprehensive and extensive cryptographic library [[Libcrypto_API|libcrypto]].
 
* A comprehensive and extensive cryptographic library [[Libcrypto_API|libcrypto]].
* A library for enabling SSL/TLS communications [[Libssl_API|libssl]].
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* A library for enabling SSL/TLS communications [[Libssl_API|libssl]] to provide [[SSL and TLS Protocols]] support within clients or servers applications.
  
 
== Command Line ==
 
== Command Line ==

Revision as of 18:17, 31 August 2014

OpenSSL is a versatile tool that can be used for many purposes.

OpenSSL provides:

  • A command line application to perform a wide variety of cryptography tasks, such as creating and handling certificates and related files. OpenSSL commands
  • A comprehensive and extensive cryptographic library libcrypto.
  • A library for enabling SSL/TLS communications libssl to provide SSL and TLS Protocols support within clients or servers applications.

Command Line

Example uses of the OpenSSL command line tool include:

  • Creating and handling certificates and related files. openssl commands. A beginners introduction to certificates is on the Certificate Lifecycle page.
  • Testing of SSL/TLS protocols (openssl s_server, openssl s_client).