Category: Security

Configuring IPsec for a Couchbase Cluster

Introduction Some Couchbase deployments require secure communications between nodes across the network, this could be due to reasons like data governance policies or regulatory compliance.  Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) is a protocol suite for secure Internet Protocol (IP) communications by...

Protect Your Data while Migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL

Note: this is a guest post by Michael Rothschild of Vormetric.   The only constant in life is change, and those of us in technology know this to be true. Technologies that were experiments just five years ago are now...

Securing Couchbase Server using Let’s Encrypt x.509 Certificates

Summary Securing data and access to data for application data is an important step in securing your environment for client applications and database protection in any sized environment. One of the simplest methods to secure data is the access path...

Watching SCRAM authentication in Java

SCRAM authentication is one of the new features in version 4.5. Check this blog entry for an introduction on SCRAM in Couchbase. In this article we will cover how to monitor SCRAM handshake from Java. First, you do not have...

/ May 27, 2016

Containers, Security, Double Dipping

One of the common misconception about containers is that they act as light VMs. Which would make you think they are perfectly isolated. It's not true. While they all give you some level of isolation, they all share a common...

Improved security in Couchbase 4.5: SCRAM-SHA

Security is important to us, here at Couchbase. I'd like to draw your attention to a new security feature in Couchbase 4.5 that might otherwise go unnoticed: SCRAM-SHA (pronounced like 'scram-shaw').     (Scram Image Licensed through Create Commons via...

Anti-Virus False Alarms and Couchbase

Anti-virus software can sometimes cause major headaches for developers trying to play with a new technology. Over time, we heard about many ways anti-virus software can interfere with Couchbase. This blog explains the commonly seen issues, the precautionary steps that...

How to Authenticate Couchbase with Windows Active Directory (via LDAP)

This blog was originally posted on Roi Katz’s personal blog site. Please click here to find the original post.  Hi all! So you want to authenticate users access to Couchbase through your Active Directory LDAP service. Couchbase has that ability. You can...

The Security Tipping Point

We are really excited about our partnership with Vormetric and welcome the below guest blog post by Michael Rothschild from Vormetric.    I remember in the heady days of the dot.com boom where people were just migrating off their 56.6K...