Need trustworthy OpenSSL build for Windows


#1

Windows Server 2012 R2
IIS 8.5

Before I go through the installation of an LE Cert on our website I am planning ahead to try and avoid problem during renewal so I don’t get a panic call at midnight and have to put out a fire when it’s time to renew the cert.

I need a trustworthy location to download and install a Windows version of OpenSSL. I found this site and wonder if anyone knows about it. Is it trustworthy? I don’t want to open myself to hackers/malware/viruses/etc.

https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

Also, should I install the 32-bit version for any sort of compatibility issues or is the 64-bit version safe? I’m planning on using the win-simple client.

Thanks for any useful comments!


#2

Hi @mushu

From the OpenSSL site. https://wiki.openssl.org/index.php/Binaries

I usually use the binaries from indy.fulgan.com

You can also build your own OpenSSL binaries for ultimate control etc.

https://wiki.openssl.org/index.php/Compilation_and_Installation
http://developer.covenanteyes.com/building-openssl-for-visual-studio/

This is how I usually use OpenSSL on windows.

A) Create a C:\BIN folder
B) Extract OpenSSL binary
C) Add C:\Bin to environmental library

Hope this helps

Andrei


#3

I’ve used the binaries at slproweb.com before without issues.

However, if you’re using IIS, I’d suggest looking at letsencrypt-win-simple, which includes IIS support and the ability to schedule automatic renewals.


#4

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