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The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure - Connecting Postgres

Experiencing error while trying to connect the PostgresSQL DB.  I am trying to connect my Power BI Destktop to Postgres RDS hosted on the AWS, below error occuring when I try to setup my connection.

 

 

Details: "An error happened while reading data from the provider: 'The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.'"

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This was resolved after following the steps below ( Original link on - https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Integrations-with-Files-and/Connecting-to-PostgresSQL-hosted-on-AWS... )

 

 

@v-yuezhe-msft the PostgresSQL connector doesn't work out of the box, you need to do quite a few things first

 

1. Install Npgsql which allows .NET access to PostgresSQL.  I installed it using the Pakagae Manager Console in Visual Studio; detailed instructions are here: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Npgsql/

 

You need to connect over SSL to AWS which isn't setup by default (on my Windows 10 machine anway)

 

2. Download the AWS public key from here https://s3.amazonaws.com/rds-downloads/rds-combined-ca-bundle.pem

3. Convert that to a certificate using https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-converter.html (convert to PKCS#7/P7B)

4. Import that certificate to the Trusted Room Certificate described here http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~gsw2c/GridToolsDir/Documentation/ImportTrustedCertificates.htm

5. Test access from Power BI desktop using the PostgresSQL connector and it should work

 

In conclusion it's possible to connect to PostgresSQL on AWS RDS databases but it isn't easy

 

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Thank you so much! You saved my day.

Thank you very much for sharing. @nmsivasankar.

 

 

Best Regards,
Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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