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:

Controlling table encryption in MySQL 8.0

MySQL 5.7.11 introduced InnoDB transparent tablespace encryption, which enabled support for file-per-table tablespaces, and this feature is discussed in this blog.

Later in MySQL 8.0.13, encryption for general tablespace  was introduced.

To improve usability of encryption handling, MySQL 8.0.16 added several features to enable, disable and enforce table encryption for tables within a schema, general tablespace or entire MySQL system.…

Upgrading MySQL InnoDB Cluster Metadata

As on every release MySQL Shell 8.0.19 includes several bug fixes as well as new features. However, this release includes some significant changes:

  • Fixes for bugs in the schema definition:  Cascading keys in multi-primary mode.
  • Introduction of InnoDB ReplicaSet.

These changes required updates to the metadata schema definition, some of which incompatible with previous versions.…

A new, simple way to figure out why your recursive CTE is running away

In MySQL 8.0.1, we introduced support for recursive common table expressions (CTE). There are quite a few blog entries showcasing the feature, starting from this one, and there is also a complete documentation. Today, I would like to present a solution to a problem which nearly everybody meets when writing queries with recursive CTE’s: when infinite recursion happens, how to debug ?…

MySQL Shell 8.0.19 – What’s New?

The MySQL Development team is proud to announce version 8.0.19 of the MySQL Shell, with the following features:

  • Admin API
    • MySQL InnoDB ReplicaSet
    • MySQL Router Management Functions
    • Metadata Upgrade
    • Router Management Functions
  • Shell JavaScript Plugins: require() function enhancements.
  • Upgrade Checker Updates

MySQL InnoDB ReplicaSet

Similar to MySQL InnoDB Cluster (based on Group Replication), this release of the Shell introduces the MySQL InnoDB Replicaset which provides an easy to use management solution for MySQL Replication.…