Category Archives: Plugins

MySQL Keyring now speaks Hashicorp Vault

As an intro to his performance act, an “old school” entertainer Victor Borge once famously asked the audience: Do you care for piano music?, which was greeted by a crowd, only to be immediately followed by a self-ironic punch line – “Too bad.”

Security topics share a similar notion – namely, once you start caring for them, you get exposed to an almost unmanageable set of constraints, issues and hard choices.…

MySQL 8.0.4 : New Default Authentication Plugin : caching_sha2_password

Starting with MySQL 8.0.4, we are changing the default authentication plugin for MySQL server from mysql_native_password to caching_sha2_password. Correspondingly, libmysqlclient will now use caching_sha2_password as the default authentication mechanism, too.

Why did we do it?

The advantage of mysql_native_password is that it support challenge-response mechanism which is very quick and does not require encrypted connection.…

What Makes the MySQL Audit Plugin API Special?

Why Should I Be Reading This?

To better understand how the MySQL Server functions, how to monitor the relevant server events, and find out what’s new in MySQL 5.7.8.

What’s Special About the Audit Plugin API?

Picking the right API for your new plugin is probably the most important design decision a plugin author will need to make.…

MySQL Enterprise Audit : Parsing Audit Information From Log Files, Inserting Into MySQL Table

The MySQL Enterprise Audit plug-in is part of the MySQL Enterprise Edition (available through a paid license). Basically, Enterprise Audit tracks everything that is happening on your MySQL server, and can be used to protect/detect the misuse of information, and to meet popular compliance regulations including HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the PCI Data Security Standard.…