Connector/Net, Amazon RDS, SSL
Posted by: James Bhatt
Date: March 21, 2012 04:31AM
I'm developing an application that will be uploading data into an Amazon RDS instance (RDS is MySQL). My application will be using VB.Net & Connector/NET.
Amazon provide a single SSL certificate/pem file: mysql-ca-cert.pem which is shared by all RDS instances.
I have the following connection string:
Somehow, even though I have not provided the SSL certificate, this does indeed connect & I can retrieve data. How can I be sure that SSL is being used? Given that I have asked that SSL is required, I would have expected an error when trying to connect here.
Also, I see from the docs that Connector/NET needs a PFX file and not a PEM file. Is it possible to use the PEM file Amazon supplies, or convert it into a PFX file (I only have a single PEM file, obviously not Amazon's secret key file)
This connection string also works:
Can anyone shed any light on this? I am required to encrypt all data I am sending into Amazon RDS (it is sensitive information).
EDIT: Btw, the user ssluser on MySQL does NOT have Require SSL activated (yet).
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2012 04:35AM by James Bhatt.
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