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Re: Enabling SSL
Posted by: Georgi Kodinov
Date: October 12, 2017 03:04AM

Disclaimer: I assume you're using MySQL 5.7. Things described below can work on earlier versions too, but it'd be partially and maybe you'd need to use now obsolete options.

I suggest you consider using the mysql tools to generate the certificates needed:

At a glance what's missing from your script above is the server/client certificate signing by the self-signed CA.

You also only configured SSL on the server. The client is left to its defaults. The defaults are good (--ssl-mode=preferred). But they are not perfect (i.e. if the SSL establishment fails for any reason it'd happily fall back to a non-encrypted connection.

So I'd consider doing --ssl-mode=required or even --ssl-mode=verify_ca/verify_identity ...

See for more details.

This would of course require at least a CA certificate on the client too.

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August 22, 2017 10:02AM
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