[php] How to set password for Redis?

I'm working with redis on my local machine so I dont really need to set up a password to connect to the server with my php client (I'm using predis as a client). However, I'm moving my app to a live server, so I want to set up a password to connect to my redis server.

I have few questions:

  • I checked all over the internet about how to set up the password and it looks like I need to add the password in the redis.conf. I couldnt find though what I should add exactly to the configuration file to set up the password.

  • also in predis how should I add the password. I'm using the following array of parameters to connect to the redis server

    $my_server = array('host' => '127.0.0.1','port' => 6379,'database' => 1);

should I add the password this way?

> $my_server = array('host'     => '127.0.0.1','port'     =>
> 6379,'database' => 1,'password'=>password);
  • last question, I'm trying to stop my redis-server on the live server. Every time I enter the following command , I keep getting the same error message

    redis-server stop

    [23925] 23 Sep 20:23:03 # Fatal error, can't open config file 'stop'

    usually on my local machine I enter

    /etc/init.d/redis-server stop

to stop redis server but its not working on my live server since there is no process called redis-server in my /etc/init.d

This question is related to php redis

The answer is


open redis configuration file

sudo nano /etc/redis/redis.conf 

set passphrase

replace

# requirepass foobared

with

requirepass YOURPASSPHRASE

restart redis

redis-server restart

For that, you need to update the redis configuration file.By default, there is no any password for redis.

01) open redis configuration file

sudo vi /etc/redis/redis.conf

find requirepass field under SECURITY section and uncomment that field.Then set your password instead of "foobared"

# requirepass foobared

It should be like,

requirepass YOUR_PASSWORD

Then restart redis and start redis-cli.

If you need to check whether you have set the password correctly, you can run below commads in redis-cli.

sithara@sithara-X555UJ ~ $ redis-cli
127.0.0.1:6379> set key1 18
(error) NOAUTH Authentication required.
127.0.0.1:6379> auth admin
OK
127.0.0.1:6379> get key1
(nil)
127.0.0.1:6379> exit


sithara@sithara-X555UJ ~ $ redis-cli
127.0.0.1:6379> set key1 18
(error) NOAUTH Authentication required.
127.0.0.1:6379> auth admin
OK
127.0.0.1:6379> set key2 check
OK
127.0.0.1:6379> get key2
"check"
127.0.0.1:6379> get key1
(nil)
127.0.0.1:6379> set key1 20
OK
127.0.0.1:6379> get key1
"20"
127.0.0.1:6379> exit

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For those who use docker-compose, it’s really easy to set a password without any config file like redis.conf. Here’s how you would normally use the official Redis image:

redis:
    image: 'redis:4-alpine'
    ports:
      - '6379:6379'

And here’s all you need to change to set a custom password:

  redis:
    image: 'redis:4-alpine'
    command: redis-server --requirepass yourpassword
    ports:
      - '6379:6379'

Everything will start up as normal and your Redis server will be protected by a password.

For details, this blog post seems to support the idea.


Example:

redis 127.0.0.1:6379> AUTH PASSWORD
(error) ERR Client sent AUTH, but no password is set
redis 127.0.0.1:6379> CONFIG SET requirepass "mypass"
OK
redis 127.0.0.1:6379> AUTH mypass
Ok

How to set redis password ?

step 1. stop redis server using below command /etc/init.d/redis-server stop

step 2.enter command : sudo nano /etc/redis/redis.conf

step 3.find # requirepass foobared word and remove # and change foobared to YOUR PASSWORD

ex. requirepass root


i couldnt find though what i should add exactly to the configuration file to set up the password.

Configuration file should be located at /etc/redis/redis.conf and password can be set up in SECURITY section which should be located between REPLICATION and LIMITS section. Password setup is done using the requirepass directive. For more information try to look at AUTH command description.


you can also use following command on client

cmd :: config set requirepass p@ss$12E45

above command will set p@ss$12E45 as a redis server password.


sudo nano /etc/redis/redis.conf 

find and uncomment line # requirepass foobared, then restart server

now you password is foobared


using redis-cli:

root@server:~# redis-cli 
127.0.0.1:6379> CONFIG SET requirepass secret_password
OK

this will set password temporarily (until redis or server restart)

test password:

root@server:~# redis-cli 
127.0.0.1:6379> AUTH secret_password
OK

step 1. stop redis server using below command /etc/init.d/redis-server stop step 2.enter command : sudo nano /etc/redis/redis.conf

step 3.find # requirepass foobared word and remove # and change foobared to YOUR PASSWORD

ex. requirepass root