OpenSSL – Installation under Windows

  1. Download the OpenSSL for Windows installation package.
  2. If the following error message appears, you should install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables. The installation file can be downloaded here.
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  1. Double-click the installation file and click on Next
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  1. Click on I accept the agreement, followed by Next.
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  1. Leave the default installation path (C:\OpenSSL-Win32) and click on Next.
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  1. Leave the default Startmenu folder(OpenSSL) and click on Next.
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  1. Leave the The Windows system directory and click on Next.
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  1. Click on Install.
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  1. Click on Finish once the installation has been completed.

OpenSSL for Windows has now been installed and can be found as OpenSSL.exe in C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin\. Run as Administrator.

Note: The following error message might appear when running OpenSSL:

WARNING: can’t open config file: /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf

Follow the steps to resolve this:

  1. Close OpenSSL.
  2. Open a Command Prompt (CMD) as Administrator
  3. Run the following command: SET OPENSSL_CONF=C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin\openssl.cfg
  4. Reboot the computer.
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