An Introduction to OpenSSL, Part Two: Cryptographic Functions Continued
By Holt Sorenson
This is the second article in a series on OpenSSL, a library written in the C programming language that provides routines for cryptographic primitives utilized in implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. In the first article in the series, we discussed some of the basics of cryptography. This article will cover acquiring and compiling OpenSSL and explore some commands that facilitate encryption and decryption.