PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.04, by Dr. Herong Yang
Installing Crypt::SSLeay 0.57 on Windows
This section provides a tutorial example on how to install Crypt::SSLeay 0.57 for ActiveState Perl on Windows systems.
If you want to write your own Perl program to communicate with an HTTPS Web server, you should install a Perl module to help you. Currently, the best Perl module for HTTPS communication is Crypt::SSLeay, originally developed by Gisle Aas.
Crypt::SSLeay works with the LWP::UserAgent module to allow you to perform GET, HEAD and POST requests with the HTTPS server.
Here what I did to install Crypt::SSLeay:
1. Make sure I have ActiveState Perl installed on my Windows system:
C:\herong>perl -version This is perl 5, version 12, subversion 2 (v5.12.2) built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 8 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2010, Larry Wall Binary build 1202  provided by ActiveState http://www.ActiveState.com Built Sep 6 2010 23:36:03
2. Run Perl Package Manager to download and install Crypt::SSLeay as shown in the picture below:
3. Check the Perl home directory tree, you will see Crypt::SSLeay 0.57 installed in the .\site\lib\Crypt or .\lib\Crypt directory.
Last update: 2011.
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