With each release of the wolfSSL embedded SSL/TLS library, new improvements and feature additions are always included. With recent releases, the wolfSSL team has improved existing Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) support when using wolfSSL with NGINX. These improvements include items such as more detailed/stronger error reporting and updated certificate management.
NGINX is a high-performance, high-concurrency web server, that is increasing in popularity. Like wolfSSL, it is also compact, fast, and highly scalable. OCSP is an alternative to Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL), and is used to validate certificates for HTTPS connections. OCSP addresses problems involving Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and typically has improved speed over CRL. Combining two high-performance aspects - NGINX and OCSP - yields another high-performance mark for wolfSSL. Additionally, wolfSSL also provides support for the latest and most secure TLS protocol, TLS 1.3. NGINX servers can use OCSP with wolfSSL while also providing TLS 1.3 support.