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    OpenSSL NodeJS (LibOpenSSL)

    This package provides a simple interface to the OpenSSL binary.
    It comes pre-loaded with the openssl binarys for Windows (later also Linux).
    IO operations are handled with a path config - and can be overwritten by (Buffor) streams.

    Installation & Usage

    Perform basic npm installation task:

    foo@bar: npm install libopenssl --save

    Import openssl module:

    const openssl = require("libopenssl");

    Next, we need to create the config object.

    // empty object for our config values
    let sslconfig = [];
    // string vesion of our command parameters
    sslconfig["params"] = "genrsa -out certs/domain.key 1024";
    // alternative: object version
    sslconfig["params"] = ["genrsa", "-out", "certs/domain.key", "1024"];
    // string, output of IO operations, default 'openssl/'
    sslconfig["path"] = "C:/Users/OSSL/Temporary/OpenSSL/";
    // boolean, replaces EOL linebreaks, default true
    sslconfig["beautify"] = true;
    // boolean, add empty default config for the command to prevent error, default true
    sslconfig["appendConf"] = true;
    // boolean, shows additional output on the console, default false
    sslconfig["debugMode"] = true;
    // boolean, uses the default windows or linux shell, default false
    sslconfig["useShell"] = false;
    // boolean, executes openssl in sync - useful for short living tasks, default false
    sslconfig["preferSync"] = false;

    We can now execute the openssl binary with the config object created earlier:, function (data) {
      // the data object will contain every process output

    The last parameter of the function run will always be the callback function.

    The Library will call this function with all return values of the process:

    Important: "processError" is not directly a sign of an error, consider hasError as the primary detection. Check this Article for more information about how openssl handles stderr.

      (processError: ""),
      (processOutput: "Generating RSA private key, 1024 bit long modulus (2 primes)"),
      (processExitCode: 0), // <- That's the important one!
      (processEnd: "closed"), // <- Shows how the process exited
      (hasError: false),

    If you want to specify Buffer text instead of the file as an input/output or whatever you need, use the version with an array as a function parameter. And put an object with keys: name: (specify a name of file which will be created to handle this command), and buffer: (your buffer variable) Example of object:

    { name:'csr.conf', buffer: BufferVariable }

    Command example:
        { name: "csr.conf", buffer: BufferVariable },
      function (data) {

    When you provide a command which performs IO operations, make sure to include the path configuration. The package will then recursivly create the specified path. All output files will appear in this folder.

    Keep in mind:

    If u want to use a command which needs additional interaction use parameter -config and specify pass to file with configuration. For more information about the openssl config, check the official documentation.

    That's all that you need to start using it.
    For any information, improvements or bug fixes please contact me. This package is a fork of the really awesome library (maintained?) by GitHub.


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