@gwaggott opened this Pull Request on November 14th 2016


I require an SSL connection to MySQL in AWS RDS, so I'm creating a new pull request from the changes first proposed in #8049.

Can you let me know what further work is required to make it suitable for merging.


@mattab commented on December 27th 2016 Owner

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for the Pull request! It looks really good so far. Ideally we would be running the test on Travis CI. Maybe you could investigate how we could enable ssl connections on Travis CI so the integration test could run?

@mattab commented on January 21st 2017 Owner

Hi @gwaggott
This PR would be very useful to have. Maybe you could find some time to create an automated test on CI/Travis using the MySQL SSL connection?

@mattab commented on April 26th 2017 Owner

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@tsteur commented on January 25th 2018 Owner

I think this PR would be actually good to merge and can't really "break" anything and users confirm it works. Be good to have SSL support for mysql?

@cah-andrewfitzgerald commented on January 25th 2018

copy-pasting my response from #7039

We're currently running 2.16.1 in a Docker container.
To confirm the PR works, I:
* downloaded the 2.16.1 release from builds.matomo.org
* manually copied the PR changes to the local 2.16.1 release
* updated the dockerfile to point to the local release instead of pulling from builds.matomo.org
* updated the config in our dockerfile to use the new SSL config options
* deployed the docker container and successfully connected to an AWS RDS MySQL instance which is configured to only allow SSL connections
* verified that piwik had no error messages and was able to successfully query the database
@Fitzoh commented on February 3rd 2018

@tsteur/@mattab any updates on this one?

@mattab commented on February 4th 2018 Owner

As @tsteur mentions, in this particular case of a security improvement, it's still better to have the feature un-tested (but confirmed as working by a few users) rather than not have it at all.

We'll definitely take a look at it (Assigned it to 3.4.0 for now)

@cah-andrewfitzgerald commented on February 12th 2018

So I need to backtrack a little bit on my initial statement about this working.

It's a little difficult for me to troubleshoot, as I'm not particularly familiar with the piwik/matomo internals, and we're working off an older version (2.16.1), but is it possible that piwik/matomo is creating multiple mysql connections, where one is using ssl for the db connection and the other isn't?

We're observing the following behavior:

The core of piwik/matomo works fine. dashboards load, I can view visitor logs, etc.

A couple widgets that are dynamically updated are failing to load, and the root cause appears to be a mysql auth issue. These are items like the real time visitor count. The only relevant logs I'm able to find in our dockerized container are from nginx logs:

2018/02/12 02:53:58 [error] 71<a href='/71'>#71</a>: *6857 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP message: Error in Piwik (tracker): SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user 'mysqluser'@'10.some.ip' (using password: YES)" while reading response header from upstream, client: some.ip, server: *.myurl.com, request: "GET /piwik.php?e_c=somelongquerystream HTTP/1.1", upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock:", host: "analytics.myhost.com", referrer: "https://myapplication.com/"
@cah-andrewfitzgerald commented on February 16th 2018

Figured it out, Tracker does in fact set up a separate database connection.
I've got a patch for the Tracker PDO mysql adapter, will work on getting a PR open for it.

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