Related Documentation Download this Manual
PDF (US Ltr) - 31.1Mb
PDF (A4) - 31.1Mb
PDF (RPM) - 30.3Mb
EPUB - 7.8Mb
HTML Download (TGZ) - 7.6Mb
HTML Download (Zip) - 7.6Mb
HTML Download (RPM) - 6.5Mb
Eclipse Doc Plugin (TGZ) - 8.3Mb
Eclipse Doc Plugin (Zip) - 10.1Mb
Man Pages (TGZ) - 182.5Kb
Man Pages (Zip) - 293.9Kb
Info (Gzip) - 2.9Mb
Info (Zip) - 2.9Mb
Excerpts from this Manual

MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual  /  MySQL Enterprise Edition  /  MySQL Enterprise Security Overview

25.3 MySQL Enterprise Security Overview

MySQL Enterprise Edition provides plugins that implement authentication using external services:

  • MySQL Enterprise Edition includes an authentication plugin that enables MySQL Server to use PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) to authenticate MySQL users. PAM enables a system to use a standard interface to access various kinds of authentication methods, such as Unix passwords or an LDAP directory. For more information, see Section 6.5.1.5, “The PAM Authentication Plugin”.

  • MySQL Enterprise Edition includes an authentication plugin that performs external authentication on Windows, enabling MySQL Server to use native Windows services to authenticate client connections. Users who have logged in to Windows can connect from MySQL client programs to the server based on the information in their environment without specifying an additional password. For more information, see Section 6.5.1.6, “The Windows Native Authentication Plugin”.

  • MySQL Enterprise Edition includes a keyring plugin that uses Oracle Key Vault for keyring backend storage. For more information, see The MySQL Keyring.

For other related Enterprise security features, see Section 25.4, “MySQL Enterprise Encryption Overview”.


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