4.1.5 Server File Permissions

Optionally, permissions set on the folders and files located at C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\Data can be managed during the server configuration operation. You have the following options:

  • MySQL Installer can configure the folders and files with full control granted exclusively to the user running the Windows service, if applicable, and to the Administrators group.

    All other groups and users are denied access. This is the default option.

  • Have MySQL Installer use a configuration option similar to the one just described, but also have MySQL Installer show which users could have full control.

    You are then able to decide if a group or user should be given full control. If not, you can move the qualified members from this list to a second list that restricts all access.

  • Have MySQL Installer skip making file-permission changes during the configuration operation.

    If you select this option, you are responsible for securing the Data folder and its related files manually after the server configuration finishes.