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May 25, 2018

PostgreSQL Audit Logging Best Practices

  In every IT system where important business tasks take place, it is important to have an explicit set of policies and practices, and to make sure those are respected and followed. Introduction to Auditing...

May 24, 2018

Integrating PostgreSQL With Authentication Systems

PostgreSQL is one of the most secure databases in the world. Database security plays an imperative role in the real-world mission critical environments. It is important to ensure databases and the data is always secured...

May 23, 2018

Top PostgreSQL Security Threats

Modern databases store all kinds of data. From trivial to highly sensitive. The restaurants we frequent, our map locations, our identity credentials, (e.g., Social Security Numbers, Addresses, Medical Records, Banking info, etc...), and everything in...

May 16, 2018

Setting up HTTPS on the ClusterControl Server

As a platform that manages all of your databases, ClusterControl maintains the communication with the backend servers, it sends commands and collect metrics. In order to avoid unauthorized access, it is critical that the communication...

May 15, 2018

Safeguarding your Data with ClusterControl

In the past four posts of the blog series, we covered deployment of clustering/replication (MySQL/Galera, MySQL Replication, MongoDB & PostgreSQL), management & monitoring of your existing databases and clusters, performance monitoring and health and in...

April 9, 2018

How to Achieve GDPR Compliance: Documenting Our Experience (II)

Introduction The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just around the corner, and we’re sharing with you the things we’re doing to make sure we’re ready. As the GDPR will be taking effect on May...

March 30, 2018

PostgreSQL Privileges and Security – Locking Down the Public Schema

Introduction In a previous article we introduced the basics of understanding PostgreSQL schemas, the mechanics of creation and deletion, and reviewed several use cases. This article will extend upon those basics and explore managing privileges...

February 26, 2018

How to Secure Your PostgreSQL Database – 10 Tips

Once you have finished the installation process of your PostgreSQL database server it is necessary to protect it before going into production. In this post, we will show you how to harden the security around...

February 21, 2018

SSL Key Management and Encryption of MySQL Data in Transit

Databases usually work in a secure environment. It may be a datacenter with a dedicated VLAN for database traffic. It may be a VPC in EC2. If your network spreads across multiple datacenters in different...

February 8, 2018

PostgreSQL Privileges & User Management – What You Should Know

User management within PostgreSQL can be tricky. Typically new users are managed, in concert, within a couple of key areas in the environment. Oftentimes, privileges are perfect on one front, yet configured incorrectly on the...

February 5, 2018

Database User Management With ClusterControl

In the previous posts of this blog series, we covered deployment of clustering/replication (MySQL / Galera, MySQL Replication, MongoDB & PostgreSQL), management & monitoring of your existing databases and clusters, performance monitoring and health, how...

February 2, 2018

How to Achieve GDPR Compliance: Documenting Our Experience

Introduction The GDPR is a new regulation for the processing of personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union (EU). Essentially it is meant to protect the rights of those in the EU...

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