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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  Security  /  MySQL Enterprise Encryption

6.6 MySQL Enterprise Encryption

Note

MySQL Enterprise Encryption is an extension included in MySQL Enterprise Edition, a commercial product. To learn more about commercial products, https://www.mysql.com/products/.

MySQL Enterprise Edition includes a set of encryption functions that expose OpenSSL capabilities at the SQL level. The functions enable Enterprise applications to perform the following operations:

  • Implement added data protection using public-key asymmetric cryptography

  • Create public and private keys and digital signatures

  • Perform asymmetric encryption and decryption

  • Use cryptographic hashing for digital signing and data verification and validation

In releases before MySQL 8.0.30, these functions are based on the openssl_udf shared library. From MySQL 8.0.30, they are provided by a MySQL component component_enterprise_encryption.