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From Maxim Potekhin <>
Subject Re: Encrypting traffic between Hector client and Cassandra server
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:33:21 GMT

do you see any value in having a web service over cassandra, with actual 
client-clients talking to it via https/ssl?
This way the cluster can be firewalled and therefore protected, plus you 
get decent auth/auth right there.


On 1/31/2012 5:21 PM, Xaero S wrote:
> I have been trying to figure out how to secure/encrypt the traffic 
> between the client (Hector) and the Cassandra Server. I looked at this 
> link But since thrift 
> sits on a layer after Hector, i am wondering how i can get Hector to 
> use the right Thrift calls to have the encryption happen? Also where 
> can i get the instructions for the any required setup for encrypting 
> the traffic between the Hector client and the Cassandra Server?
> Would appreciate any help in this regard. Below are the setup versions
> Cassandra Version - 0.8.7
> Hector - 0.8.0-2
> libthrift jar - 0.6.1
> On a side note, we have setup internode encryption on the Cassandra 
> server side and found the documentation for that easily.

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