We are looking at enabling SSL for the JDBC connection between the JVM and the DB (Pega 7.1.7 or 7.2). This is a requirement from our security department to expose Pega to external parties (Pega Web Nodes in DMZ).
We know that it is doable, but we are a bit concerned about the performance impact.
So my questions are:
Has this been done by anybody else?
Is there any best practice around this?
Are there quantifiable performance impact results (tests performed by someone) of enabling SSL/TLS with Pega on the JDBC connection?
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1. What is the DB platform and application server?
2. Normally pega instances should be behind the firewalls and colocated with DB. Pega Web Nodes in DMZ, are you referring to Pega Web Mashup (old name IAC)? That itself does not need any jdbc connection to DB. It is just a proxy server and our latest recommendation is not use it at all (see this link: https://pdn.pega.com/pega-web-mashup-pega-cloud/pega-web-mashup-pega-cl…)
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