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Para usar el soporte de OpenSSL en PHP debe también compilar PHP con --with-openssl[=DIR] .

La biblioteca OpenSSL también tiene requerimientos adicionales para la operación normal en tiempo de ejecución. En particular, OpenSSL requiere acceso a un generador de números aleatorios o pseudoaleatorios; en la mayoría de plataformas Unix y similares a Unix (incluyendo Linux), esto significa que se debe tener acceso a dispositivo /dev/urandom o /dev/random.

Nota: Nota para los usuarios de Win32

Para que esta extensión funcione, hay unos ficheros DLL que deben estar disponibles en el PATH del sistema de Windows. Para obtener más información sobre esto, vea la FAQ titulada "Como añadir mi directorio de PHP al PATH de Windows". Aunque copiar los ficheros DLL desde el directorio PHP al directorio del sistema de Windows también funciona (porque el directorio del sistema está de manera predeterminada en el PATH del sistema), no se recomienda. Esta extensión requiere que los siguientes ficheros esten en el PATH: libeay32.dll

Adicionalmente, si está planeando usar las funciones de generación de claves y firma de certificados, necesitará instalar un archivo openssl.cnf válido en su sistema. A partir de PHP 4.3.0, incluimos un archivo de configuración de ejemplo en nuestras distribuciones binarias de win32. En PHP 4.3.x y 4.4.x el archivo está en el directorio openssl. En PHP 5.x y 6.x el archivo está en el directorio extras/openssl. Si está utilizado PHP 4.2.x o ha perdido el archivo, puede obtenerlo en la página de binarios de OpenSSL o descargar una versión reciente de PHP. Sepa que Windows Explorer oculta la extensión .cnf por defecto y dice que el tipo de archivo es SpeedDial.

PHP buscará el archivo openssl.cnf usando la siguiente lógica:

  • la variable de entorno OPENSSL_CONF, si está establecida, se usará como la ruta (incluido el nombre de archivo) del archivo de configuración.
  • la variable de entorno SSLEAY_CONF, si está establecida, se usará como la ruta (incluido el nombre de archivo) del archivo de configuración.
  • El archivo openssl.cnf se asume que está en el área de certificados por defecto, como se configuró en el momento en que la DLL de OpenSSL fue compilada. Esto normalmente significa que el nombre de archivo por defecto es c:\usr\local\ssl\openssl.cnf.

Durante la instalación, necesita decidir si instalar el archivo de configuración en c:\usr\local\ssl\openssl.cnf o si instalarlo en otro lugar y usar variables de entorno (posiblemente de acuerdo a un servidor virtual) para ubicar el archivo de configuración. Observe que es posible sobrescribir la ruta por defecto desde el script usando el parámetro configargs de las funciones que requieren un archivo de configuración.

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5 years ago
Having recently installed Apache2.2 with PHP 5.2.17 on my Windows 7 development machine, I want to pass along my findings about how to set things up to load the correct versions of the OpenSSL DLLs. Many people have posted elsewhere about the "DLL Hell" that results if the a wrong version is loaded.

First, install Apache 2.2 and check its operation, then download the Windows binaries for PHP from Note that according to the sidebar on that page the recommended version of PHP for use with Apache2 is currently 5.2.17, even though it is back level. Plus, this version comes with all the DLLs you need to use OpenSSL -- no need to recompile as the old PHP man page suggests.

Having verified the PHP installation, turn on the OpenSSL support by uncommenting the line


in php.ini, which you will find in the PHP directory (I'll assume you made that c:/PHP). Next check the location of php_openssl.dll, which you should find in c:/PHP/ext. Also in php.ini find the key extension_dir, and change its value to c:/php/ext. Next, put this location on the end of your PATH (there's no need to reboot).

At this point, when you start Apache it will attempt to load php_openssl.dll, but if your setup is anything like mine you will see an error. I prefer to start Apache manually, and the error appears in a dialog box: "The ordinal 4114 could not be located in the dynamic link library LIBEAY32.dll". (I'm not sure whether you would get this message if you started Apache as a service). The Apache log also contains an error message saying that php_openssl.dll cannot be loaded, though that message doesn't name libeay32.dll. Welcome to DLL Hell.

Libeay32.dll enters the picture because php_openssl.dll depends on it (and also on ssleay32.dll). What I think happens is that Apache first tries to load php_openssl.dll programmatically from the path specified by the extension_dir key. But then, the loading of the so-called dependent DLLs is left to Windows' default mechanism. If Windows finds an incompatible version of a dependent DLL, you get the error.

So clearly the fix is to ensure that the correct version of libeay32.dll is loaded. On my machine, at least three other processes have loaded various versions of this same DLL. They include the Mozy backup client, Windows Explorer (because Mozy installs support in Explorer) and the OpenOffice suite. My machine is quite different in this respect from a dedicated server on which one probably wants as few extraneous processes as possible.  Presumably on a server one can follow advice that suggests copying the dlls to the system32 directory, for example. But I'm not about to mess with my other programs by making system-wide changes.

So what to do? I didn't find the available information on how Windows searches for DLLs to be very useful, mainly because I didn't understand it. But it does say that the first place Windows looks is "The directory from which the application loaded."

To cut to the chase, after a lot of experimentation I came to a key realization -- "the application" is APACHE, not PHP. So I copied libeay32.dll to the Apache2.2/bin directory. Problem solved. No error messages and running phpinfo confirms that OpenSSL is present and enabled.

Good luck, and stay out of DLL Hell.
jaimz at vertigolabs dot org
2 years ago
I just wanted to point out that when you compile with openssl and you're specifying a directory, the acinclude.m4 and aclocal.m4 use that directory as such:

{your directory}/includes/openssl/{headerfile}

That being said, you want to specify the directory that the includes directory is in, not the specific directory with the header files.

THIS IS WRONG --with-openssl=/usr/local/includes/openssl
THIS IS RIGHT --with-openssl=/usr/local
Fernando rubio
5 years ago
OpenSSL and IIS

Open php.ini
uncomment the following:

Make sure you have config the following section pointing to your php install directory (in my case is located in a second partition at e:\php) (very recommended practice)

; Directory in which the loadable extensions (modules) reside.
extension_dir = "e:/php/ext"

Add your php directory to the PATH variable

start>run>type cmd
on windows console type:
set PATH=%PATH%;e:\php
(remember replace e:\php with YOUR directory)
(note that using %path% is the same as var+=value, so the directory will be appended at the end of the variable)

php5 come with all the dll in the zip package so if you add the php directory to the path variable, you don't need to move anything to your windows system directory (very safe for later updates, because you just replace the content of your php directory)

After all these step you ready.. but of course you need to restart your IIS to apply changes, so

right click on your computer
all task>restart IIS

ian_channing at hotmail dot com
4 months ago
If you install OpenSSL using the php-5.2.13-nts-x86.msi installer that installs `ssleay32.dll` and `libeay32.dll` into the PHP directory alongside php.ini (as well as installing the extension to the ext directory and adding an extension config to the `php.ini` file).

This is the simple way to ensure that those files are in the path as the PHP directory should already be in your path.
mtudor AT icefusion remove me DOT co uk
8 years ago

For anyone having problems enabling the PHP openssl extension on WINDOWS.

I uncommented:  extension=php_openssl.dll  and installed the latest versions of ssleay.dll and libeay.dll in <windows>\system32.

When I restarted my web server and examined phpinfo(), there was no "openssl" headed section (although there were references to openssl in other sections).

I also found this error in my web server logs (<apache dir>/logs/ssl.log and <apache dir>/logs/access.log).

PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'C:\\Program Files\\PHP\\ext\\php_openssl.dll' - The operating system cannot run %1.\r\n in Unknown on line 0

I have PHP 5.2.6 running on Apache 2.2.3 for Windows.


This was caused by PHP picking up the WRONG VERSIONS of libeay.dll and ssleay.dll, which were present in multiple locations on my computer.

When any application attempts to use a dll file in windows, the system searches for this file using the following order:
   1. The directory from which the application loaded.
   2. The windows\system32 directory.
   3. The windows\system directory.
   4. The windows directory.
   5. The current directory.
   6. The directories that are listed in the PATH environment variable.


For PHP running under Apache, the application directory is <apache dir>\bin and NOT <php dir>.  PHP was finding OUT OF DATE versions of libeay.dll and ssleay.dll in <apache dir>\bin (probably installed when I enabled SSL support in my web server).  Because of this, the latest versions in windows\system32 were never reached.

NOTE: Although my problem was caused by an Apache2 specific configuration, I can imagine others might face this problem if, say, they install the openssl dlls in the PHP directory and add this directory to the PATH.  I haven't checked it but I would imagine if another directory in the path contains outdated openssl dlls and this is listed before the PHP directory, a similar situation would occur.


Either replace the dlls in the first location on the search order, or, as I did, you can install the latest openssl dlls in the the windows system32 directory and just rename to .old the ssleay.dll and libeay.dll files in the search order locations before windows\system32.

Hope that helps others who might be stuck with this.

anrdaemon at freemail dot ru
2 years ago
If you want to configure Apache2 under Windows to use OpenSSL - please, for the love of God, do NOT copy around, or even worse - overwrite any DLL's.
First, modern Apache2 is shipped with relevant libraries, second - even if, for some reason, it can't find the right now - you can TELL it to use the right ones.
That simple.

LoadLibrary C:/apache2/bin/libeay32.dll
LoadLibrary C:/apache2/bin/ssleay32.dll
LoadLibrary C:/php5/php5ts.dll
LoadModule php5_module C:/php5/php5apache2_4.dll
Kathryn Sharron at CSUN
7 years ago
I followed all of the instructions above to install on Windows and *still* couldn't get "OpenSSL support     enabled" from phpinfo(). The answer turned out to be in my php.ini file:

; Directory in which the loadable extensions (modules) reside.
extension_dir = "./"

I found php_openssl.dll in my /ext directory. I copied it up to the same directory as php.ini, but I expect that editing the extension_dir value would work too.
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