May 18 2011

Most Common OpenSSL Commands

One of the most versatile SSL tools (the default toolkit installed in Linux distributions) is OpenSSL which is an open source implementation of the SSL protocol. OpenSSL is commonly used to create the CSR and private key for many different platforms.

OpenSSL has hundreds of different functions to, for example, view the details of a CSR or certificate, compare an MD5 hash of the certificate and private key (to ensure they match), convert the certificate to a different format and so on.

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