I have XAMPP 5.6.8 installed on Windows 2008 R2 server. I have updated the PHP that came with the 5.6.8 release to Apache/2.4.12 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.0.1m from version l. I have enabled OpenSSL in the php.ini file by uncommenting extension=php_openssl.dll.
After restarting Apache, going to phpinfo() page shows the OpenSSL module loaded:
OpenSSL support enabled
OpenSSL Library Version OpenSSL 1.0.1m 19 Mar 2015
OpenSSL Header Version OpenSSL 1.0.1m 19 Mar 2015
In Apache>conf>extra>httpd-xampp.conf I have updated the variable to:
SetEnv OPENSSL_CONF "P:/xampp/apache/conf/openssl.cnf" from SetEnv OPENSSL_CONF "P:/xampp/apache/bin/openssl.cnf"
The problem I have is every time i open openssl.exe in the Apache bin folder, I get the message WARNING: can't open config file: c:/openssl-1.0.1m-win32/ssl/openssl.cnf. I have searched for an answer to this and have not had any luck so far. Going to the openssl.exe in the command prompt as an admin and putting the command there actually got me farther than the error in genrsa messages I was getting before in Apache>bin>openssl.exe itself:
OpenSSL> genrsa -out server.key 2048
Loading 'screen' into random state - done
Generating RSA private key, 2048 bit long modulus
Putting in the request for a csr gets a similar message to the opening warning:
OpenSSL> req -new -key server.key -out request.csr
Unable to load config info from c:/openssl-1.0.1m-win32/ssl/openssl.cnf
error in req
How do we resolve that c:/openssl-1.0.1m-win32/ssl/openssl.cnf message? Some search results say to set the environment path variable, but there is no openssl folder in that directory. If the message cannot be resolved, how do I generate a cert request?