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SSL, WebAPPs and database [message #478998] Thu, 14 October 2010 02:19 Go to next message
reym21
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May I know your advise on how to secure this database:

We have an Website where the URL configuration is HTTP only not HTTPS. Our clients will access (via login/password) this by submitting/uploading data from Excel files. These files were directly written/ saved in the database for processing.

Do we need to procure an SSL certificate to secure the website in order to secure also said database?

Thanks in advance.




Re: SSL, WebAPPs and database [message #479003 is a reply to message #478998] Thu, 14 October 2010 03:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Your question and environment is not clear. Is it 2-tiers or 3-tiers?

If 3-tiers; client <-> application server <-> database

1/ Secure application server access using HTTPS
2/ Secure database access by using a firewall

(Here I assume that "secure" means "secure from external access and hacking of network")

In particular, the following sentence is not clear:
Quote:
Our clients will access (via login/password) this by submitting/uploading data from Excel files. These files were directly written/ saved in the database for processing.

Clients use Excel files to access to the database and these files are stored inside the database?

Regards
Michel
Re: SSL, WebAPPs and database [message #479005 is a reply to message #479003] Thu, 14 October 2010 03:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
reym21
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Thanks for this.

Yes, it's a 3-tier setup.


Re: SSL, WebAPPs and database [message #479172 is a reply to message #479005] Thu, 14 October 2010 22:16 Go to previous message
BlackSwan
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>Do we need to procure an SSL certificate to secure the website in order to secure also said database?
In some/many/most cases SSL (https) occurs between client Browser & Web Server; & never gets close to DB Server.

>These files were directly written/ saved in the database for processing.
I doubt the data goes "directly" from Excel & into the DB

user<=>browser<=>WebServer<=>ApplicationServer<=>DatabaseServer
What data protection mechanisms are in place on WebServer & ApplicationServer?

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