[openssl-users] OpenSSL.cnf File path

Thomas J. Hruska shinelight at shininglightpro.com
Sat Jun 6 03:12:11 UTC 2015

On 6/4/2015 1:17 PM, Cathy Fauntleroy wrote:
> Hello,
> I have OpenSSL 1.0.2a installed on my Windows 7 box.  I am attempting to
> generate a CSR so new security certificates can be issued and am running
> into the following error when the command to generate the .csr file is
> issued from the C:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin directory:
> WARNING:  can't open config file: /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf
> Unable to load config info from /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf
> This is not a valid path on my Windows box.openssl.cnf resides in
> C:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin.  I verified the system PATH is correct also.  Any
> ideas?
> Thanks.
> Cathy

Reboot your computer.  The installer failed to notify all windows of the 
declaration of OPENSSL_CONF.  A reboot corrects the issue.

Thomas Hruska
Shining Light Productions

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