SSL Safety

Today, I created a new account on RdbHost, and immediately requested a Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate for it.

Qualys SSL Labs has a web service that tests the configuration of web servers, and assigns a grade A-F (like a school report card) on the security and also provides advice

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Let's Use SSL

Let's Encrypt, in cooperation with the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), has been working to offer free SSL/TLS certificates to all. Their goal is to make the entire web a safer, more private place, with as many web connections as possible encrypted.

Through their service, RdbHost now offers free SSL

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Two Factor Authentication

RdbHost now supports two-factor authentication for login into the RdbHost website.

You can setup RdbHost logins in the Google Authenticor (GA) app in your smart phone, which creates a 'shared secret' between the GA app and RdbHost, and the login process will then require a time-coded number from the Google

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SSH Keys

The SFTP server on RdbHost now supports the installation of ssh keys for password-free logins.

There is still no shell access (nor ever will be), so you need to use a web interface, linked from the profile page.

You can also turn off password logins for SFTP access altogether, if

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A new version of RdbHost's JavaScript module is out. It is for modern browsers only, expecting to find websockets and promises supported. It will feature-test and load polyfills as required.

The range of features in this version is minimalist compared to the jQuery plugin, but that is temporary and deliberate.

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SFTP recreated from NULL

We have maintained a special SFTP server for clients to access their own lookup.files table through their choice of SFTP client.

Until recently, that server was implemented with Python and the Paramiko library. It had a significant limitation, in that the SFTP encryption handshake was always done in the

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