Using cqlsh with SSL encryption
Using a cqlshrc file means you don't have to override the SSL_CERTFILE environmental variables every time.
To run cqlsh with SSL encryption, you must:
- Create a .cassandra/cqlshrc file in your home or client
program directory. Sample files are available in the following directories:
- Package installations: /etc/cassandra
- Tarball installations: install_location/conf
- Start cqlsh with the --ssl
$ cqlsh --ssh ## Package installations $ install_location/bin/cqlsh -ssh ## Tarball installations
[authentication] username = fred password = !!bang!!$ [connection] hostname = 127.0.0.1 port = 9042 [ssl] certfile = ~/keys/cassandra.cert validate = true ## Optional, true by default userkey = ~/key.pem ## Provide when require_client_auth=true usercert = ~/cert.pem ## Provide when require_client_auth=true [certfiles] ## Optional section, overrides the default certfile in the [ssl] section 192.168.1.3 = ~/keys/cassandra01.cert 192.168.1.4 = ~/keys/cassandra02.cert
When validate is enabled, the host in the certificate is compared to the host of the machine that it is connected to. The SSL certificate must be provided either in the configuration file or as an environment variable. The environment variables (SSL_CERTFILE and SSL_VALIDATE) override any options set in this file.