Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit


We have a Strategic Architecture for the development of OpenSSL from 3.0.0 and going forward, as well as a design for 3.0.0 (draft) specifically.

The frequently-asked questions (FAQ) is available.

Information about the first-ever open source FIPS-140 validation is also available.

The manual pages for all supported releases are available. There are still problems with some of the links; thanks for your understanding.

Ivan Ristić, the creator of, has a free download of his OpenSSL Cookbook that covers the most frequently used OpenSSL features and commands. It is updated often, and is available at It is highly recommended.