PostgreSQL JDBC Drivers now use SSL by default

Change effective on 12 January 2016

Java, Scala, Clojure, and Groovy applications using the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver will default to using SSL when making connections to all Postgres databases after their next deployment. For more information, see the Dev Center article on Connecting to Postgres Databases with Java.

For more information on the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver, see the official driver documentation. For more information on PostgreSQL’s SSL support, see the libpq documentation.