OpenSSL allows applications to load OpenSSL configuration files:
There could be some benefits to changing MariaDB server, so that it supports the ability to load an OpenSSL configuration file.
For example, since
MDEV-14101 is not implemented, the server can't currently be restricted to a specific TLS protocol version. An OpenSSL configuration file would allow users a way to work around that.
It also allows users the ability to configure algorithms used by OpenSSL.