Pre-General Availability Draft: 2018-03-23
MySQL includes several components and plugins that implement security features:
Plugins for authenticating attempts by clients to connect to MySQL Server. Plugins are available for several authentication protocols. For general discussion of the authentication process, see Section 6.3.10, “Pluggable Authentication”. For characteristics of specific authentication plugins, see Section 6.5.1, “Authentication Plugins”.
A password-validation component for implementing password strength policies and assessing the strength of potential passwords. See Section 6.5.3, “The Password Validation Component”.
A keyring plugin that provides secure storage for sensitive information. See Section 6.5.4, “The MySQL Keyring”.