Tool and Usage
OpenSSL is an open source project and provides a toolkit for Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols.
Why this tool?
This popular toolkit is used by many systems. It provides options like encryption and hashing of data, integrity testing, and digital certificates and signatures. Many software applications use the toolkit to provide support for these functions. OpenSSL also has a client utility that can be used on the command line to test, decrypt and encrypt data, and create certificates.
Usage and audience
OpenSSL is commonly used for certificate management or data encryption. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.
- OpenSSL is written in C
- Command line interface
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known library
- - Major vulnerabilities in the past
Support operating systems
OpenSSL is known to work on All platforms.