Server configuration#

Users#

If either the cert or key is not set, the server will use insecure transport.

MF_USERS_SERVER_CERT the path to server certificate in pem format.

MF_USERS_SERVER_KEY the path to the server key in pem format.

Things#

If either the cert or key is not set, the server will use insecure transport.

MF_THINGS_SERVER_CERT the path to server certificate in pem format.

MF_THINGS_SERVER_KEY the path to the server key in pem format.

Client configuration#

If you wish to secure the gRPC connection to things and users services you must define the CAs that you trust. This does not support mutual certificate authentication.

Adapter configuration#

MF_HTTP_ADAPTER_CA_CERTS, MF_MQTT_ADAPTER_CA_CERTS, MF_WS_ADAPTER_CA_CERTS, MF_COAP_ADAPTER_CA_CERTS - the path to a file that contains the CAs in PEM format. If not set, the default connection will be insecure. If it fails to read the file, the adapter will fail to start up.

Things#

MF_THINGS_CA_CERTS - the path to a file that contains the CAs in PEM format. If not set, the default connection will be insecure. If it fails to read the file, the service will fail to start up.

Securing PostgreSQL connections#

By default, Mainflux will connect to Postgres using insecure transport. If a secured connection is required, you can select the SSL mode and set paths to any extra certificates and keys needed.

MF_USERS_DB_SSL_MODE the SSL connection mode for Users. MF_USERS_DB_SSL_CERT the path to the certificate file for Users. MF_USERS_DB_SSL_KEY the path to the key file for Users. MF_USERS_DB_SSL_ROOT_CERT the path to the root certificate file for Users.

MF_THINGS_DB_SSL_MODE the SSL connection mode for Things. MF_THINGS_DB_SSL_CERT the path to the certificate file for Things. MF_THINGS_DB_SSL_KEY the path to the key file for Things. MF_THINGS_DB_SSL_ROOT_CERT the path to the root certificate file for Things.

Supported database connection modes are: disabled (default), required, verify-ca and verify-full.

Securing gRPC#

By default gRPC communication is not secure as Mainflux system is most often run in a private network behind the reverse proxy.

However, TLS can be activated and configured.