This package contains the openssl binary and related tools.
It is part of the OpenSSL implementation of SSL.
You need it to perform certain cryptographic actions like :
- 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
Note: if you are looking for the Windows version of OpenSSL, go to the SourceForge website.