Step 1: Download and Install OpenSSL

Previous Next

To download and install OpenSSL:


1. Go to  and download: Win32 OpenSSL v1.0.0g Light to a folder on your machine.


NOTE: These instructions assume a 32-bit Windows machine. If you are using a 64-bit machine download:

Win64 OpenSSL v1.0.0g Light.


2. Double-click the downloaded file (Win32OpenSSL_Light-1_0_0g.exe), and run the resulting installation program.


3. On your machine, open a DOS (command prompt) window. Change directory to the “bin” subdirectory of the location where you installed OpenSSL.  For example:


cd \openssl\bin


4. Enter:




Followed by <Return> and check if you receive any error messages. If no messages display, quit OpenSSL  (type q followed by <return), or Ctrl-C). OpenSSL is now installed and ready for use.


NOTE: In the event that you receive error messages stating that you have missing C++ libraries, you will have to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package from:



Go to Step 2: Create a Private Key