openssl command [command_opts] [command_args]
openssl [list-standard-commands | list-message-digest-commands | list-cipher-commands]
openssl no-XXX [arbitrary options]
OpenSSL is a cryptography toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) network protocols and related cryptography standards required by them.
The openssl program is a command line tool for using the various cryptography functions of OpenSSL's crypto library from the shell. It can be used for
- Creation of RSA DH and DSA key parameters
- Creation of X.509 certificates CSRs and CRLs
- Calculation of Message Digests
- Encryption and Decryption with Ciphers
- SSL/TLS Client and Server Tests
- Handling of S/MIME signed or encrypted mail
The pseudo-commands list-standard-commands, list-message-digest-commands, and list-cipher-commands output a list (one entry per line) of the names of all standard commands message digest commands or cipher commands respectively that are available in the present openssl utility.
The pseudo-command no-XXX tests whether a command of the specified name is available. If no command named XXX exists it returns 0 (success) and prints no-XXX; otherwise it returns 1 and prints XXX.In both cases the output goes to stdout and nothing is printed to stderr. Additional command line arguments are always ignored. Since for each cipher there is a command of the same name this provides an easy way for shell scripts to test for the availability of ciphers in the openssl program. (no-XXX is not able to detect pseudo-commands such as quit list-...-commands or no-XXX itself.)
Parse an ASN.1 sequence.
Certificate Authority (CA) Management.
Cipher Suite Description Determination.
Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Management.
CRL to PKCS#7 Conversion.
Message Digest Calculation.
Diffie-Hellman Parameter Management. Obsoleted by dhparam.
DSA Data Management.
DSA Parameter Generation.
Encoding with Ciphers.
Error Number to Error String Conversion.
Generation and Management of Diffie-Hellman Parameters.
Generation of Diffie-Hellman Parameters. Obsoleted by dhparam.
Generation of DSA Parameters.
Generation of RSA Parameters.
Generation of hashed passwords.
PKCS#12 Data Management.
PKCS#7 Data Management.
Generate pseudo-random bytes.
X.509 Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Management.
RSA Data Management.
RSA utility for signing verification encryption and decryption.
This implements a generic SSL/TLS client which can establish a transparent connection to a remote server speaking SSL/TLS. It's intended for testing purposes only and provides only rudimentary interface functionality but internally uses mostly all functionality of the OpenSSL ssl library.
This implements a generic SSL/TLS server which accepts connections from remote clients speaking SSL/TLS. It's intended for testing purposes only and provides only rudimentary interface functionality but internally uses mostly all functionality of the OpenSSL ssl library. It provides both an own command line oriented protocol for testing SSL functions and a simple HTTP response facility to emulate an SSL/TLS-aware webserver.
SSL Connection Timer.
SSL Session Data Management.
S/MIME mail processing.
Algorithm Speed Measurement.
X.509 Certificate Verification.
OpenSSL Version Information.
X.509 Certificate Data Management.
- bf bf-cbc bf-cfb bf-ecb bf-ofb
- cast cast-cbc
- cast5-cbc cast5-cfb cast5-ecb cast5-ofb
- des des-cbc des-cfb des-ecb des-ede des-ede-cbc des-ede-cfb des-ede-ofb des-ofb
- des3 desx des-ede3 des-ede3-cbc des-ede3-cfb des-ede3-ofb
- idea idea-cbc idea-cfb idea-ecb idea-ofb
- rc2 rc2-cbc rc2-cfb rc2-ecb rc2-ofb
- rc5 rc5-cbc rc5-cfb rc5-ecb rc5-ofb
Several commands accept password arguments
the actual password is password. Since the password is visible to utilities (like ps under UNIX) this form should only be used where security is not important.
obtain the password from the environment variable var. Since the environment of other processes is visible on certain platforms (for example ps under certain versions of UNIX) this option should be used with caution.
the first line of pathname is the password. If the same pathname argument is supplied to
-passinand -passoutarguments then the first line will be used for the input password and the next line for the output password. pathname need not refer to a regular file: it could for example refer to a device or named pipe.
read the password from the file descriptor number. This can be used to send the data via a pipe for example.
read the password from standard input.
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- openssl asn1parse, openssl ca, openssl crl, openssl crl2pkcs7, openssl dgst, openssl dhparam, openssl dsa, openssl dsaparam, openssl enc, openssl gendsa, openssl genrsa, openssl nseq, openssl passwd, openssl pkcs12, openssl pkcs7, openssl pkcs8, openssl rand, openssl req, openssl rsa, openssl rsautl, openssl s_client, openssl s_server, openssl smime, openssl spkac, openssl verify, openssl version, openssl x509
- openssl config
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