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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  Authentication Plugins

8.4.1 Authentication Plugins

Note

If you are looking for information about the authentication_oci plugin, it is MySQL HeatWave Service only. See authentication_oci plugin, in the MySQL HeatWave Service manual.

The following sections describe pluggable authentication methods available in MySQL and the plugins that implement these methods. For general discussion of the authentication process, see Section 8.2.17, “Pluggable Authentication”.

The default authentication plugin is determined as described in The Default Authentication Plugin.