7 simple steps to make your Database a little bit more secure:

1. Change the default root password

2 Use strong passwords, recommended

  • Between 8 and 32 characters
  • uppercase letters such as A, B, C;
  • lowercase letters such as a, b,c;
  • numerals such as 1, 2, 3;
  • special characters such as $, ?, &; and

2. Remove root accounts that are accessible from outside your Environments

3. Remove anonymous-user accounts

4. Remove the test database (which by default can be accessed by all users, even anonymous users)

5. Activate https in Jelastic Dashboard

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activate https in Jelastic

6. Configure proper User rights and set for all users a valid „Host“ entry

7. Configure privileges for any user to a specific Database/Table