Install OpenSSL for Windows

In this exercise, you’ll learn how to install OpenSSL for Windows.

Download OpenSSL from this link: https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

Select the appropriate download, in this case: Win64 OpenSSL v3.0.0.

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After downloading OpenSSL, you’ll find the executable in your Downloads folder. Double-click to run the installer.

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You might see this message. Click More Info.

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Click Run anyway.

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Select I accept the agreement and click Next.

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Leave the default setting and click Next.

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Leave the default setting and click Next.

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Leave the default setting and click Next.

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Click Install.

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After the installation finish, uncheck the donation checkbox and click Finish.

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In the Windows search field, enter systempropertiesadvanced and hit Enter.

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Click Environment Variables.

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Select Path and click Edit….

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Add the environment variable with the path C:\Program Files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin. Click OK twice to save your changes.

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You now have to reboot your Windows machine to ensure that the above new path variable is taken into account by the system.

After the system has rebooted, open a command prompt and enter the command openssl version. You should get a response like the one below.

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If you have a similar response, that means that OpenSSL is successfully installed and you can now execute commands to create certificates using OpenSSL.

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