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How to renew a TLS certificate for a Database Instance

Reviewed on 13 June 2023Published on 21 September 2019

The creation and management of TLS certificates is a feature included in the Managed Database for PostgreSQL offers.

A certificate is generated automatically upon the creation of a Database Instance. You can renew your certificates at any time.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
  1. Click PostgreSQL and MySQL under Managed Databases on the side menu. A list of your Database Instances displays.
  2. Click the database name or «See more Icon» > More info to access the Database Instance information page.
  3. Click Renew under TLS Certificate in the Database Instance Information section. A pop-up appears.

A pop-up appears.

  1. Click Renew TLS certificate once you have read the warnings displayed and wish to continue.


    Renewing a certificate means you:

    • Will not be able to connect to your Database Instance with the previous certificate when using the verify-ca and verify-full.
    • Will need to download and update the new certificate for all database clients.

A green success message pops up in the top right corner of the screen to confirm the certificate has been renewed.

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