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RavenDB on the Cloud: Security


RavenDB cloud products use several layers of security.


Using The Initial Client Certificate

A client certificate is automatically generated during the creation of your RavenDB cloud product.
You will need to import this certificate to your browser in order to access your cloud instances.


Download Certificate

Go to the Products tab in the cloud portal and click the Download Certificate button.

"Download Certificate"


Install the certificate

Extract the certificate package, open the extracted files' folder, and double-click the .pfx file that requires no password.
When the certificate import wizard is launched, click "Next" all the way through the wizard.

"Certificate Import Wizard"


Access your product

If you're using Chrome on Windows, you will now be able to access your RavenDB cloud instance. You may need to restart your browser.
In other cases (e.g. if you're using Firefox) you will have to import the certificate to your browser manually.

"Server URLs"

Once the certificate is imported, click your cloud instance's URL.
Your browser will prompt you to select a certificate. When you select the client certificate, your product's management studio will launch.

Using Additional Certificates

Your initial operator-level certificate allows you to perform operations like creating and deleting databases, managing access to the cluster, and inspecting the cluster's state.
Operations like adding and removing cluster nodes are left for your products administrators.

We recommend that you generate and use different certificates for your client applications, for maximum security.

If your instance runs on a burstable CPU, especially if it is a low-end one, RavenDB may take a while to generate certificates and spend a lot of your CPU credits in the process.
We therefore recommend that you generate your certificates off-cloud and import them to your cloud instance.

To generate additional operator or user certificates:

  • Go to the server management studio, and click the Manage Certificates button.
    "Manage Certificates"
  • Click Generate client certificate
    "Generate Client Certificate"