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Security in MySQL  /  General Security Issues  /  Security-Related mysqld Options and Variables

2.4 Security-Related mysqld Options and Variables

The following table shows mysqld options and system variables that affect security. For descriptions of each of these, see Server Command Options, and Server System Variables.

Table 2.1 Security Option and Variable Summary

Name Cmd-Line Option File System Var Status Var Var Scope Dynamic
allow-suspicious-udfs Yes Yes
automatic_sp_privileges Yes Yes Yes Global Yes
chroot Yes Yes
des-key-file Yes Yes
local_infile Yes Yes Yes Global Yes
old_passwords Yes Yes Yes Both Yes
safe-user-create Yes Yes
secure_auth Yes Yes Yes Global Yes
secure_file_priv Yes Yes Yes Global No
skip-grant-tables Yes Yes
skip_name_resolve Yes Yes Yes Global No
skip_networking Yes Yes Yes Global No
skip_show_database Yes Yes Yes Global No