Step 1: Download and Install OpenSSL

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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



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:

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