[wp-hackers] mysql ssl connection?

Daniel Fenn danielx386 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 08:15:23 UTC 2012

Hi Dion,

Thank-you for getting back to me. I'm going to take a look at this and
see if I can get it to work. My understanding is that I may need to
tell the client app ( in this case, wordpress) to use a certificate
like I did when connecting to the mysql server via ssh.

Thank-you Dion :)

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Dion Hulse (dd32) <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:
> WordPress itself doesn't support setting the connection to SSL,
> however, it does offer the ability to use a different Database engine
> through the usage of the wp-content/db.php dropins.
> As a result, It's possible to create a new DB class which does support
> the MySQL SSL constant.
> I've just done so, and I tried testing, but, even with the SSL
> constant set as the PHP manual says.. it connected to my non-ssl mysql
> instance without fault.. So i've got no idea if it just falls back to
> non-ssl, or if there was something wrong with the mysql_connect()
> command.
> It's based on the trunk database file, and altered slightly to account
> for the missing functions.. as a result, if it fails to connect to the
> server, you won't get the WordPressy message, you'll just get my lame
> error message. Feel free to customise as you see fit.
> here's the file you'll need to place in wp-content/db.php:
> http://pastebin.com/caZpUfZm
> On 26 February 2012 18:24, Daniel Fenn <danielx386 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I'm working on a setup where Apache and php is installed on one server
>> while mysql is configured on a second server on the same network. I
>> have been able to get mysql setup to use ssl when connecting to the
>> database.
>> My question is, how would I go about getting wordpress to connect to
>> the database over ssl?
>> (please note that I am not 100% sure if it a wordpress thing or I need
>> to set it up on the php.ini file)
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