Tutorial install OpenSSL on Windows Server 2019. openssl is a comprehensive encryption library that uses the TLS protocol, which is an open source application. Open ssl was first released in 1998 and is available for Linux, Windows, macOS and BSD systems. OpenSSL allows users to perform a variety of tasks, including creating a CSR, generating private keys, and installing SSL certification with SSL.
Most Linux distributions are done with the openssl composite draft, but if you’re using Windows, follow the tutorial below.
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Install OpenSSL on Windows Server 2019
First, download the latest version of OpenSSL. Depending on the CPU architecture, you can download the 64-bit, light or full version.
You can download OpenSSL using the command line below.
curl.exe -L -o Win64OpenSSL.exe https://slproweb.com/download/Win64OpenSSL-1_1_0j.exe
After the file is downloaded, double-click and run it.
You can run OpenSSL by entering the following command in PowerShell:
After viewing the image below, click I accept the agreement. Then click Next.
In the next step, specify the OpenSSL installation path. Then click Next.
Select directory for Application shortcut.
Next, click Install to begin the OpenSSL installation.
Wait for the installation to complete and finally click Finish.
Finally add C:\OpenSSL-Win64 to the Windows environment PATH.
$userenv = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path", "User")
[System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", $userenv + "C:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin", "User")
Note: If your system is 32-bit, in the above code you should type win32 instead of win64.
Start executing OpenSSL by entering the following command:
You can check the accuracy of installing OpenSSL by entering the command line below:
openssl.exe req -new -nodes -keyout server.key -out server.csr -newkey rsa:2048
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