MySQL includes a
that implements native authentication; that is, authentication
based on the password hashing method in use from before the
introduction of pluggable authentication.
The following table shows the plugin names on the server and client sides.
Table 6.1 Plugin and Library Names for Native Password Authentication
|Plugin or File||Plugin or File Name|
|Library file||None (plugins are built in)|
The following sections provide installation and usage information specific to native pluggable authentication:
For general information about pluggable authentication in MySQL, see Section 4.17, “Pluggable Authentication”.
mysql_native_password plugin exists in
server and client forms:
The server-side plugin is built into the server, need not be loaded explicitly, and cannot be disabled by unloading it.
The client-side plugin is built into the
libmysqlclientclient library and is available to any program linked against
MySQL client programs use
mysql_native_password by default. The
--default-auth option can be
used as a hint about which client-side plugin the program can
expect to use:
shell> mysql --default-auth=mysql_native_password ...