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RU330 · Self paced

Redis Security

A complete course in Redis Security covering access control, data protection and encryption, secure Redis architectures, and secure deployment techniques.

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What you’ll learn

Learn everything you need to know about Redis Security. The course focuses on access-control, data encryption, and secure deployment practices.

Why security matters

Database security is more than important than ever. For a long time, Redis had only the most basis security features. But now, a lot of work is being done to improve the security of Redis. For example, Redis 6 will be released soon, and with this release comes support for SSL and ACLs. Redis Enterprise will support all of these features, plus quite a few more.

Course Outline

Week 1

  • ACLs and RequirePass
  • Protected Mode
  • Command blocking
  • BIND command
  • Deployment best practices

Week 2

  • Access Control
  • Authorization
  • Roles in Redis Enterprise Cluster Manager

Week 3

  • TLS and Cipher Suites
  • Signed Certificates
  • Internode Encryption
  • Security Architectures
  • Security in Redis vs. Redis Enterprise

Week 4

  • Final Exam
Course Number
November 10, 2020
December 17, 2020
Estimated Effort
~ 2 hours per week


RU330 has no course prerequisites. You don’t even need a background in security. However, we assume that students already understand:

  • Basic Linux administration
  • Basic Python (optional)

Software Requirements

  • Web Browser: Firefox 39.0+ or Chrome 43+ (Internet Explorer is currently not supported)
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7+ 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+ 64-bit, or Windows 8+ (64-bit)
  • Non-blocked access to, and
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Instructor Jamie Scott

Jamie Scott is Senior Product Manager for security at Redis Labs.