Redis Authentication

Description

For commands that have not been included in the client API, the execute command can be used.

Starting a Redis Server Instance with Authentication 

For this demonstration, open a command, go to the A5V12 folder, where the redis-server redistributable resides, and type the following.

redis-server.exe --port 7777 --requirepass rumplestiltskin

If successful, you should see Redis server startup on the specified port.

c:\Program Files\A5v12>redis-server.exe --port 7777 --requirepass rumplestiltskin

                _._
           _.-``__ ''-._
      _.-``    `.  `_.  ''-._           Redis 3.0.501 (00000000/0) 64 bit
  .-`` .-```.  ```\/    _.,_ ''-._
 (    '      ,       .-`  | `,    )     Running in standalone mode
 |`-._`-...-` __...-.``-._|'` _.-'|     Port: 7777
 |    `-._   `._    /     _.-'    |     PID: 2832
  `-._    `-._  `-./  _.-'    _.-'
 |`-._`-._    `-.__.-'    _.-'_.-'|
 |    `-._`-._        _.-'_.-'    |           http://redis.io
  `-._    `-._`-.__.-'_.-'    _.-'
 |`-._`-._    `-.__.-'    _.-'_.-'|
 |    `-._`-._        _.-'_.-'    |
  `-._    `-._`-.__.-'_.-'    _.-'
      `-._    `-.__.-'    _.-'
          `-._        _.-'
              `-.__.-'

[2832] 30 Jun 15:53:09.751 # Server started, Redis version 3.0.501
[2832] 30 Jun 15:53:09.751 * DB loaded from disk: 0.000 seconds
[2832] 30 Jun 15:53:09.766 * The server is now ready to accept connections on port 7777

Using passwords with Redis Client 

To see what happens when you try to connect to the Redis server without a password, create a client object on port '7777' but don't specify a password.

When you try to execute a Redis command, an error should be returned indicating that a password is required.

dim redis as extension::RedisClient = extension::RedisClient::CreateClient("",7777)
dim info as extension::RedisResult

info = redis.Execute("info")
? info.type
= "Error"
? info.valueString
= "NOAUTH Authentication required."

Once again create a Redis client, but this time include the optional password. Commands should now work.

dim redis as extension::RedisClient = extension::RedisClient::CreateClient("",7777,"rumplestiltskin")
info = redis.Execute("info")
? info.type
= "String"
? info.valueString
= # Server
redis_version:3.0.501
redis_git_sha1:00000000
redis_git_dirty:0
....