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Re: How to establish a SSL connection to a postgresql server

From: Christian Tonhäuser <christian(dot)tonhaeuser(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: How to establish a SSL connection to a postgresql server
Date: 2011-12-19 16:03:39
Message-ID: 001701ccbe67$c8fa0840$5aee18c0$@tonhaeuser@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Hi,

I want to create a secure connection from a web application on one server to a database on another. What‘s the best way?

/Christian

 


On Dec 19, 2011 7:39 PM, "Christian Tonhäuser" <christian(dot)tonhaeuser(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
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> Hallo,
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> I want to establish a secure connection to the database server (which is hosted externally) using SSL. What do I have to do?
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> I'm a novice regarding network administration and similar stuff. I can get a certificate and private key from the hosting firm.
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> Is there any good  step-by-step guide online? It’s about the settings that have to be done, before even connecting.
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> Thanks a lot
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If what you need is a secure tunnel, you can always use an ssh tunnel.

man ssh for more info.

Rgds,

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