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Reply to topic   Topic: SSL on mariadb?

Joined: 03 Apr 2023
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Location: Bridgeton,NJ,USA

PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan '24 19:44    Post subject: SSL on mariadb? Reply with quote

so i have a question
my wampserver has mariadb 10.6 on it and apache webserver.
using php 8.1 in fcgid mode.
my actual website has an ssl certificate from a trusted CA.
do i need to worry about also encrypting the database aswell?
both my php and webserver and database server run on the same external ssd and on the same computer.
was wondering if any security flaws would be possible if not using ssl on the database.
my website is public facing meaning my webserver is not on local host its using my actual ipv4 and ipv6 addresses,but i think my database is localhost as i didnt add any ip into the my.ini conf.
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Joined: 16 Aug 2020
Posts: 333
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 09 Jan '24 22:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

At some point, due to bugs and vulnerabilities, your system may get compromised by the numerous bad guys out there, with the intention of exploiting the data they find.

So perceived wisdom would suggest you encrypt your database content using Data-at-Rest, which is supported by your MariaDB version. Providing your php to database connection is via the localhost, you shouldn't need to set up encryption for the data connection, though that would become necessary should you separate your web server from the database server.

More work up front, but you should be able to sleep better at night.
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