This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install OpenSSL v1.1 on macOS using Homebrew.
What is OpenSSL?
“OpenSSL is a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library. ” ~ OpenSSL.org
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install OpenSSL v1.1 on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install firstname.lastname@example.org
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install OpenSSL v1.1 on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search email@example.com # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info firstname.lastname@example.org # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install email@example.com # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed OpenSSL v1.1 on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.