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Feature proposal: Command line option support for OpenSSL providers

From: Info via curl-library <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 18:18:36 +0200


    when trying to utilize new crypto mechanisms, [OpenSSL provider
comes handy.

However, it seems the only way to activate providers in curl presently
is by changing the openssl.cnf file.

If so, my question is whether it wouldn't be a desirable feature to
set/activate providers via command line options similar to what openssl
offers ("-provider", "-provider-path")?

I do see the challenge that probably other SSL backends have other
options and making them all available via curl parameters would be
"unwieldy", so apologies in advance if this may be an FAQ.



Received on 2021-10-11