Mawg Mawg - 5 months ago 15
PHP Question

Why does openssl_pkey_new() fail?

I'm very new to this. Why is

openssl_pkey_new()
returning false?

I am using XAMPP and there is a an OpenSSL under the
Apahce\bin
directory.

What obvious beginner mistake am I making? Maybe it's a matter of SSL configuration?

My goal is to write the two keys into two files.




Update: as suggested, I used
openssl_error_string()
and it says
error:02001003:system library:fopen:No such process
. It sounds like maybe OpenSSL isn't running or isn't in the path?? Any ideas?




Update: I put
c:\xampp\php
into the windows path, so that it could find
libeay32.dll
and restarted Apache.

Now I get
error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file
. Any ideas?

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Answer

Use openssl_error_string() to find out why openssl_pkey_new() is returning false (or any other OpenSSL error).


After your latest update, it appears that OpenSSL can't find the openssl.cnf file, as described here.

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