Building Qt OPC UA Open62541 Plugin

The Open62541 plugin is built by default from the included 3rd party sources and has no external dependencies. The open62541 library uses OpenSSL for security. If the OpenSSL library is detected during configuration, security is enabled for the tests and the open62541 backend. The Open62541 source and header files bundled with Qt OPC UA have been generated from the open62541 v1.3.9 tag using the following commands:


In case you want to build a custom version of the Open62541 plugin, Open62541 v1.3.9 built with the same options as above is required.

The following options must be passed to cmake when building with open62541 installed to a custom location:

-DINPUT_open62541=system -DOPEN62541_INCDIR=/path/to/sdk/include -DOPEN62541_LIBDIR=/path/to/sdk/lib
OPEN62541_INCDIRThe directory which contains open62541.h
OPEN62541_LIBDIRThe directory which contains the library file

For example, the following options can be used for building the open62541 plugin using a static build directly from its build directory without installing it:

-DOPEN62541_INCDIR=/path/to/open62541/build -DOPEN62541_LIBDIR=/path/to/open62541/build/bin

The output of the configuration step indicates whether the detection was successful:

Open62541 .............................. yes

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