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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Authenticating with Redis authentication

AWS ElastiCache also adds an additional layer of security with the Redis authentication command, which asks users to enter a password before they are granted permission to execute Redis commands on a password-protected Redis server.

When we use Redis authentication, there are the following few constraints for the authentication token while using ElastiCache:

  • Passwords must have at least 16 and a maximum of 128 characters
  • Characters such as @, ", and / cannot be used in passwords
  • Authentication can only be enabled when you are creating clusters with the in-transit encryption option enabled
  • The password defined during cluster creation cannot be changed

To make the policy harder or more complex, there ...

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