Hiding instances on MySQL InnoDB Cluster/ReplicaSet

MySQL Router is a core component of InnoDB Cluster/ReplicaSet that enables the automatic routing of client traffic to the right instances of your database architecture. Router can automatically adapt to topology changes, however, there are some scenarios on which one would certainly benefit from having the possibility to tag an instance with a certain attribute that indicates a specific behavior change to Router’s default behavior.…

A Tale of Two Password Authentication Plugins…

A long long time ago (in a galaxy far away… cue the music!) MySQL added support for an authentication plugin which is now known as mysql_native_password. The mysql_native_password plugin uses SHA1 hash to

One of the good traits of this plugin is that it allows authentication using challenge-response mechanism which made it possible to verify identity of the client on an unencrypted channel without having a need to send the actual password.…

MySQL Shell 8.0.20 – What’s New?

The MySQL Development team is proud to announce version 8.0.20 of the MySQL Shell, with the following features:

  • Admin API
    • Improvements on the admin account handling for MySQL InnoDB cluster and MySQL InnoDB ReplicaSet as well as for MySQL Router
    • Command line integration for MySQL InnoDB ReplicaSet
    • Isolation of InnoDB ReplicaSet operations
  • Connection compression options.

Using a MySQL Keyring SECRET and Asymmetric Encryption

For an encrypt only or decrypt/encrypt applications

The following is an example of how to allow applications to asymmetrically encrypt data using a public key. In MySQL 8.0.19 support for the SECRET datatype was added to our Keyring technology. With this technology, users can securely manage their own keys using:

Oasis KMIP protocol implementations: