Related Documentation Download this Manual
PDF (US Ltr) - 35.0Mb
PDF (A4) - 35.1Mb
PDF (RPM) - 34.1Mb
EPUB - 8.6Mb
HTML Download (TGZ) - 8.3Mb
HTML Download (Zip) - 8.4Mb
HTML Download (RPM) - 7.2Mb
Eclipse Doc Plugin (TGZ) - 9.2Mb
Eclipse Doc Plugin (Zip) - 11.3Mb
Man Pages (TGZ) - 200.2Kb
Man Pages (Zip) - 305.4Kb
Info (Gzip) - 3.3Mb
Info (Zip) - 3.3Mb
Excerpts from this Manual

MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  MySQL Enterprise Edition  /  MySQL Enterprise Security Overview

27.3 MySQL Enterprise Security Overview

MySQL Enterprise Edition provides plugins that implement authentication using external services:

  • MySQL Enterprise Edition includes an authentication plugin that enables MySQL Server to use PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) to authenticate MySQL users. PAM enables a system to use a standard interface to access various kinds of authentication methods, such as Unix passwords or an LDAP directory. For more information, see Section 7.5.1.5, “The PAM Authentication Plugin”.

  • MySQL Enterprise Edition includes an authentication plugin that performs external authentication on Windows, enabling MySQL Server to use native Windows services to authenticate client connections. Users who have logged in to Windows can connect from MySQL client programs to the server based on the information in their environment without specifying an additional password. For more information, see Section 7.5.1.6, “The Windows Native Authentication Plugin”.

  • MySQL Enterprise Edition includes a keyring plugin that uses Oracle Key Vault for keyring backend storage. For more information, see Section 7.5.3, “The MySQL Keyring”.

For other related Enterprise security features, see Section 27.4, “MySQL Enterprise Encryption Overview”.


User Comments
Sign Up Login You must be logged in to post a comment.