The OpenSSL extension is missing on Windows while installing Composer

Prem Tiwari - - General

If you are getting the error or the OpenSSL extension is missing on Windows while installing Composer, then read this tutorial as I am going to share how to enable OpenSSL extension on your Windows machine.


Follow the below steps to enable the OpenSSL extension in your window machine:

Step 1) Copy php.ini-development to php.ini.

Step 2) Uncomment the extension=php_openssl.dll line as described.

Step 3) Uncomment this line: extension_dir = “ext”.

Step 4) Make sure you find php_openssl.dll within that extension directory of course.

About: Prem Tiwari

Prem Tiwari is the founder of and also a professional developer who has vast experience in PHP and open source technologies. Apart from this, he is a blogger by hobby and also he has been a regular speaker of WordPress sessions in various IT Companies.

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