# Encryption, Decryption using OpenSSL

How to use OpenSSL in windows for encryption and decryption ?

First, download OpenSSL for Windows from a reputable source. Here is a good place to start: https://wiki.openssl.org/index.php/Binaries

After installing OpenSSL, open a command prompt. You can chose among the many algorithms, but if you dont know what you want, going with AES-256 in CBC mode is a good start.

C:\Users\admin>openssl aes-256-cbc -a -salt -in file.txt -out encrypted-file.txt.enc
Verifying - enter aes-256-cbc encryption password: