OpenSSL for Ruby¶ ↑
OpenSSL for Ruby provides access to SSL/TLS and general-purpose cryptography based on the
OpenSSL for Ruby is sometimes referred to as openssl in all lowercase or Ruby/OpenSSL for disambiguation.
Compatibility and maintenance policy¶ ↑
OpenSSL for Ruby is released as a RubyGems gem. At the same time, it is part of the standard library of Ruby. This is called a default gem.
Each stable branch of
OpenSSL for Ruby will remain supported as long as it is included as a default gem in supported Ruby branches.
|Version||Maintenance status||Ruby compatibility||
|3.2.x||normal maintenance (Ruby 3.3)||Ruby 2.7+||
|3.1.x||normal maintenance (Ruby 3.2)||Ruby 2.6+||
|3.0.x||normal maintenance (Ruby 3.1)||Ruby 2.6+||
|2.2.x||security maintenance (Ruby 3.0)||Ruby 2.3+||
|2.1.x||end-of-life (Ruby 2.5-2.7)||Ruby 2.3+||
|2.0.x||end-of-life (Ruby 2.4)||Ruby 2.3+||
Note The openssl gem is included with Ruby by default, but you may wish to upgrade it to a newer version available at rubygems.org.
To upgrade it, you can use RubyGems:
gem install openssl
In some cases, it may be necessary to specify the path to the installation directory of the
gem install openssl -- --with-openssl-dir=/opt/openssl
Alternatively, you can install the gem with Bundler:
# Gemfile gem 'openssl' # or specify git master gem 'openssl', git: 'https://github.com/ruby/openssl'
bundle install, you should have the gem installed in your bundle.
Once installed, you can require “openssl” in your application.
Please read our CONTRIBUTING.md for instructions.
Security issues should be reported to ruby-core by following the process described on “Security at ruby-lang.org”.