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SSL connection on MySQL Database Server is enabled

azure.dbformysql

Set up the azure.dbformysql integration.

Description

Enable SSL connection on MySQL Servers.

Rationale

SSL connectivity helps to provide a new layer of security by connecting database servers to client applications using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Enforcing SSL connections between a database server and its client applications helps protect against “man in the middle” attacks by encrypting the data stream between the server and application.

Remediation

From the console

  1. Login to Azure Portal using https://portal.azure.com
  2. Go to Azure Database for MySQL server
  3. For each database, click on Connection security
  4. In SSL settings, click on Enabled for enforce SSL connection

Alternatively, use the Azure Command Line Interface and run the below command to set MYSQL Databases to Enforce SSL connection:

az mysql server update --resource-group <resourceGroupName> --name <serverName> --ssl-enforcement Enabled

References

  1. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/concepts-ssl-connection-security
  2. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-configure-ssl
  3. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/benchmarks/security-controls-v2-data-protection#dp-4-encrypt-sensitive-information-in-transit

CIS Controls

Version 7 14.4 Encrypt All Sensitive Information in Transit