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A.9. MySQL 5.0 FAQ — Security

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26.9.1: Where can I find documentation that addresses security issues for MySQL?

The best place to start is Section 5.6, “General Security Issues”.

Other portions of the MySQL Documentation which you may find useful with regard to specific security concerns include the following:

MySQL Enterprise.  The MySQL Network Monitoring and Advisory Service enforces best practices for maximizing the security of your servers. For more information see http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/advisors.html.

26.9.2: Does MySQL 5.0 have native support for SSL?

Most 5.0 binaries have support for SSL connections between the client and server. We can't currently build with the new YaSSL library everywhere, as it's still quite new and does not compile on all platforms yet. See Section 5.8.7, “Using Secure Connections”.

You can also tunnel a connection via SSH, if (for instance) if the client application doesn't support SSL connections. For an example, see Section 5.8.7.5, “Connecting to MySQL Remotely from Windows with SSH”.

26.9.3: Is SSL support be built into MySQL binaries, or must I recompile the binary myself to enable it?

Most 5.0 binaries have SSL enabled for client-server connections that are secured, authenticated, or both. However, the YaSSL library currently does not compile on all platforms. See Section 5.8.7, “Using Secure Connections”, for a complete listing of supported and unsupported platforms.

26.9.4: Does MySQL 5.0 have built-in authentication against LDAP directories?

No. Support for external authentication methods is on the MySQL roadmap as a “rolling feature”, which means that we plan to implement it in the future, but we have not yet determined when this will be done.

26.9.5: Does MySQL 5.0 include support for Roles Based Access Control (RBAC)?

No. Support for roles is on the MySQL roadmap as a “rolling feature”, which means that we plan to implement it in the future, but we have not yet determined when this will be done.


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