To use SSL connections between the MySQL server and client programs, your system must support either OpenSSL or yaSSL:
MySQL Enterprise Edition binary distributions are compiled using OpenSSL. It is not possible to use yaSSL with MySQL Enterprise Edition.
MySQL Community Edition binary distributions are compiled using yaSSL. Community Edition source distributions can be compiled using either OpenSSL or yaSSL.
If you compile MySQL from a source distribution, CMake configures the distribution to use yaSSL by default. To compile using OpenSSL instead, use this procedure:
Ensure OpenSSL 1.0.1 or higher is installed on your system. To obtain OpenSSL, visit http://www.openssl.org.
If the installed OpenSSL version is lower than 1.0.1, CMake produces an error at MySQL configuration time.
To use OpenSSL, add the
-DWITH_SSL=system option to
the CMake command you normally use to
configure the MySQL source distribution. For example:
cmake . -DWITH_SSL=system
That command configures the distribution to use the installed OpenSSL library. Alternatively, to explicitly specify the path name to the OpenSSL installation, use the following syntax. This can be useful if you have multiple versions of OpenSSL installed, to prevent CMake from choosing the wrong one:
cmake . -DWITH_SSL=
Compile and install the distribution.
SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'have_ssl';+---------------+-------+ | Variable_name | Value | +---------------+-------+ | have_ssl | YES | +---------------+-------+
If the value is
YES, the server supports SSL
connections. If the value is
server is capable of supporting SSL connections but was not
started with the appropriate
--ssl- options to
enable SSL to be used; see
Section 18.104.22.168, “Configuring MySQL to Use SSL Connections”.
To determine whether a server was compiled using OpenSSL or yaSSL, check the existence of any of the system or status variables that are present only for OpenSSL. See Section 22.214.171.124, “OpenSSL Versus yaSSL”