is it possible to set up the firewall for the database in a way that only the app has access to it while public access is blocked?

Some providers (incl. Heroku) don’t offer that functionality in their non-enterprise tiers.

You can’t configure it via a regular static IP whitelist rule because the app doesn’t have a static IP unless it does for Digital Ocean?

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👋 @jpwallhorn

Currently App Platform requires that your database is publicly accessible to be accessed by apps in App Platform. That being said, this is something that we are working on and will be available in the future.

Would be great with some feedback and not least a solution

Agreed, I really like the idea of the App platform but when creating a new App, when you get to the ‘add a managed database’ stage, it really puts me off when it basically says 'turn off the thing that protects your database’ first. I would have thought tight integration with managed databases would be one of the best features of the App platform :(