The Configuration tab enables you to edit the
configuration file by selecting check boxes and other GUI
controls. This tab also features a number of subtabs, which
provide access to various sub-sections within the configuration
file. The subtabs are:
As of MySQL Workbench 5.2.45, the Password Validation Plugin (available as of MySQL Server 5.6.6) is supported in Workbench. For information about what these settings mean, see The Password Validation Plugin.