keyring_oci plugin is an extension
included in MySQL Enterprise Edition, a commercial product. To learn more about
commercial products, see https://www.mysql.com/products/.
keyring_oci plugin is a keyring plugin
that communicates with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Vault for back end storage. No key
information is permanently stored in MySQL server local storage.
All keys are stored in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Vault, making this plugin well
suited for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure MySQL customers for management of their MySQL Enterprise Edition
keyring_oci plugin supports the functions
that comprise the standard MySQL Keyring service interface.
Keyring operations performed by those functions are accessible
at two levels:
SQL interface: In SQL statements, call the functions described in Section 18.104.22.168, “General-Purpose Keyring Key-Management Functions”.
C interface: In C-language code, call the keyring service functions described in Section 22.214.171.124, “The Keyring Service”.
Example (using the SQL interface):
SELECT keyring_key_generate('MyKey', 'AES', 32); SELECT keyring_key_remove('MyKey');
For information about the characteristics of key values
Section 126.96.36.199, “Supported Keyring Key Types and Lengths”.
keyring_oci, use the general
instructions found in
Section 188.8.131.52, “Keyring Plugin Installation”, together with the
configuration information specific to
keyring_oci found here. Plugin-specific
configuration involves setting a number of system variables to
indicate the names or values of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources.
You are assumed to be familiar with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure concepts, but the
following documentation may be helpful when setting up resources
to be used by the
keyring_oci plugin supports the
configuration parameters shown in the following table. To
specify these parameters, assign values to the corresponding
|Configuration Parameter||System Variable||Mandatory|
|Master key OCID||
|Encryption server endpoint||
|Key management server endpoint||
|Vaults server endpoint||
|Secrets server endpoint||
|RSA private key file||
|RSA private key fingerprint||
|CA certificate bundle file||
To be usable during the server startup process,
keyring_oci must be loaded using the
--early-plugin-load option. As
indicated by the preceding table, several plugin-related system
variables are mandatory and must also be set:
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure uses Oracle Cloud IDs (OCIDs) extensively to designate resources, and several
keyring_ociparameters specify OCID values of the resources to use. Consequently, prior to using the
keyring_ociplugin, these prerequisites must be satisfied:
A user for connecting to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure must exist. Create the user if necessary and assign the user OCID to the
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tenancy to be used must exist, as well as the MySQL compartment within the tenancy, and the vault within the compartment. Create these resources if necessary and make sure the user is enabled to use them. Assign the OCIDs for the tenancy, compartment and vault to the
A master key for encryption must exist. Create it if necessary and assign its OCID to the
Several server endpoints must be specified. These endpoints are vault specific and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure assigns them at vault-creation time. Obtain their values from the vault details page and assign them to the
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure API uses an RSA private/public key pair for authentication. To create this key pair and obtain the key fingerprint, use the instructions at Required Keys and OCIDs. Assign the private key file name and key fingerprint to the
In addition to the mandatory system variables,
optionally may be set to specify a certificate authority (CA)
certificate bundle file for peer authentication.
If you copy a parameter from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, the copied
value may include an initial
Omit that part when setting the corresponding
keyring_oci system variable.
For example, to load and configure
keyring_oci8, use these lines in the server
my.cnf file (adjust the
.so suffix and file location for your
platform as necessary):
[mysqld] early-plugin-load=keyring_oci.so keyring_oci_user=ocid1.user.oc1..longAlphaNumericString keyring_oci_tenancy=ocid1.tenancy.oc1..longAlphaNumericString keyring_oci_compartment=ocid1.compartment.oc1..longAlphaNumericString keyring_oci_virtual_vault=ocid1.vault.oc1.iad.shortAlphaNumericString.longAlphaNumericString keyring_oci_master_key=ocid1.key.oc1.iad.shortAlphaNumericString.longAlphaNumericString keyring_oci_encryption_endpoint=shortAlphaNumericString-crypto.kms.us-ashburn-1.oraclecloud.com keyring_oci_management_endpoint=shortAlphaNumericString-management.kms.us-ashburn-1.oraclecloud.com keyring_oci_vaults_endpoint=vaults.us-ashburn-1.oci.oraclecloud.com keyring_oci_secrets_endpoint=secrets.vaults.us-ashburn-1.oci.oraclecloud.com keyring_oci_key_file=file_name keyring_oci_key_fingerprint=12:34:56:78:90:ab:cd:ef:12:34:56:78:90:ab:cd:ef
For additional information about the
keyring_oci plugin-specific system variables,
see Section 184.108.40.206, “Keyring System Variables”.
keyring_oci plugin does not support
runtime reconfiguration and none of its system variables can be
modified at runtime. To change configuration parameters, do
Modify parameter settings in the
my.cnffile, or use
SET PERSIST_ONLYfor parameters that are persisted to
Restart the server.