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The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
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3.8.2 SSL Server File Usage

The files ‘server.key’, ‘server.crt’, ‘root.crt’, and ‘root.crl’ are only examined during server start; so you must restart the server for changes in them to take effect.

Table 3-3: SSL Server File Usage
File Contents Effect
‘server.crt’ server certificate sent to client to indicate server's identity
‘server.key’ server private key proves server certificate was sent by the owner; does not indicate certificate owner is trustworthy
‘root.crt’ trusted certificate authorities checks that client certificate is signed by a trusted certificate authority
‘root.crl’ certificates revoked by certificate authorities client certificate must not be on this list
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