Security

Note: Pivotal Platform is now part of VMware Tanzu. In v2.4 and later, Redis for Pivotal Platform is named Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service.

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To allow Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service to have network access you must create app security groups (ASGs). For more information, see Networks, Security, and Assigning AZs.

VMware recommends the following best practices for security:

  • Run Redis for Tanzu Application Service in its own network. For more information, see Creating Networks in Ops Manager.

  • Use Redis for Tanzu Application Service with the IPsec Add-on for PCF. For information about the IPsec Add-on for PCF, see Securing Data in Transit with the IPsec Add-on.

  • Do not use a single Redis for Tanzu Application Service instance for multi-tenancy. A single Redis instance of the On-Demand service should only support a single workload.

  • Do not use the Shared-VM service for production use cases. It is not considered adequately secure for that purpose, even though it is designed for multi-tenancy.

  • Set TLS to Optional and encourage app developers to make use of the TLS port. For more information, see Using TLS.