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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.…