OpenSSL

Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

Welcome to OpenSSL!

OpenSSL is an open source project that provides a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library. For more information about the team and community around the project, or to start making your own contributions, start with the community page. To get the latest news, download the source, and so on, please see the sidebar or the buttons at the top of every page.

The OpenSSL toolkit is licensed under an Apache-style license, which basically means that you are free to get and use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes subject to some simple license conditions.

Latest News

DateItem
04-May-2017New Blog post: Using TLS1.3 with OpenSSL
23-Mar-2017Licensing website launched
27-Feb-2017Code Health Tuesday
16-Feb-2017Security Advisory: one security fix
16-Feb-2017OpenSSL 1.1.0e is now available, including bug and security fixes
13-Feb-2017New Blog post: Project Bylaws
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Legalities

Please remember that export/import and/or use of strong cryptography software, providing cryptography hooks, or even just communicating technical details about cryptography software is illegal in some parts of the world. So when you import this package to your country, re-distribute it from there or even just email technical suggestions or even source patches to the authors or other people you are strongly advised to pay close attention to any laws or regulations which apply to you. The authors of openssl are not liable for any violations you make here. So be careful, it is your responsibility.

Acknowledgement

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young. This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).