Connecting via SSL

After March 15, 2022, SSL will be required for all client connections. Until then, postgres clients will receive a warning if they do not encrypt your connection.

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bit.io requires all connections to connect over SSL.

Most postgres clients automatically configure SSL. However, depending on your client, you may need to enable SSL. The URLs provided by bit.io contain ?sslmode=require which by convention instructs modern postgreSQL clients to connect with postgres. If you're having an issue with your specific client, please reach out to [email protected]

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Why is my client not encrypting the connection?

PostgreSQL (and its connection protocol) existed before modern encrypted connections became standard. Today, encrypted connections are standard. However, because many postgres clients are legacy, they do not auto-encrypt.


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