Provided here are some cookbook instructions and perhaps a few hints on making some OpenSSL applications work. I started writing these pages for SSLeay, which was pretty obnoxious to work with. OpenSSL is much more pleasant to work with, and these pages aren't as necessary now as they were then, but they may still be helpful. I'll cover installation of OpenSSL, which is used as the basis of all the free SSL applications I know of. Creation of a certificate authority and certificates will be covered. Finally I'll go over the use of stunnel and Apache with mod_ssl.
If you have an suggestions, comments, or corrections, please let me know.