Peder Peder - 1 year ago 84
MySQL Question

How to get hold of Amazon MySQL RDS certificates

Amazon RDS documentation ( specifies that "Amazon RDS generates an SSL certificate for each [MySQL] DB Instance". I haven't been able to find any documentation on how to find the certificates and the certificates are nowhere to be found in the management console.

Where are the certificates?

Answer Source

I found the solution here:

mysql -uusername -p --host=host --ssl-ca=path_to_mysql-ssl-ca-cert.pem
  • Check that your connection is really encrypted:
SHOW STATUS LIKE 'Ssl_cipher';
| Variable_name | Value      |
| Ssl_cipher    | AES256-SHA |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
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