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February 2024

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Modernize PostgreSQL Certificate Revocation List with OCSP Stapling

The Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) serves to real-time validate the status of a certificate, offering a much better alternative to the Certificate Revocation List (CRL). OCSP Stapling, utilized in SSL/TLS protocols, involves the server proactively transmitting a recent OCSP response alongside its certificate during the handshake. This enables the client to verify the certificate’s status without direct communication with the OCSP responder

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A Guide to Set up TLS Security in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a robust open-source database management system, earning the distinction of DBMS of the Year 2023. Users choose PostgreSQL due to various reasons, such as SQL support, Query Optimization, and Reliability, etc. In this blog, I will guide you through the process of setting up a TLS connection between a PostgreSQL server and the psql client using self-signed certificates