Documentation Home
MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual
Related Documentation Download this Manual
PDF (US Ltr) - 31.5Mb
PDF (A4) - 31.5Mb
PDF (RPM) - 30.6Mb
HTML Download (TGZ) - 7.6Mb
HTML Download (Zip) - 7.7Mb
HTML Download (RPM) - 6.6Mb
Man Pages (TGZ) - 187.5Kb
Man Pages (Zip) - 302.0Kb
Info (Gzip) - 2.9Mb
Info (Zip) - 2.9Mb
Excerpts from this Manual

6.4.6.2 Creating RSA Keys Using openssl

This section describes how to use the openssl command to set up the RSA key files that enable MySQL to support secure password exchange over unencrypted connections for accounts authenticated by the sha256_password plugin.

To create the RSA private and public key-pair files, run these commands while logged into the system account used to run the MySQL server so the files will be owned by that account:

openssl genrsa -out private_key.pem 2048
openssl rsa -in private_key.pem -pubout -out public_key.pem

Those commands create 2,048-bit keys. To create stronger keys, use a larger value.

Then set the access modes for the key files. The private key should be readable only by the server, whereas the public key can be freely distributed to client users:

chmod 400 private_key.pem
chmod 444 public_key.pem

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