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MySQL Connector/Python Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 8.0  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.19 (2020-01-13, General Availability)

Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.19 (2020-01-13, General Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Added DNS SRV support.

    To automatically resolve any SRV record available in a target DNS server or service discovery endpoint, use the mysqlx+srv scheme+extension in a X DevAPI connection string, or mysqlx+srv for the classic protocol, or by enabling the dns-srv=True (or dns_srv=True) connection option when using keyword arguments or dictionaries.

  • Added two new connection options that evaluate during the TLS handshake to restrict the negotiated TLS protocols and ciphers; along with those configured on the server that can further restrict the final choices. The new options are tls-versions to define the allowed TLS protocol versions, and tls-ciphersuites for the allowed cipher suites. These definitions are comma-separated, and accepted by the getSession() and getClient() methods.

    tls-versions: accepts one or more of the following: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2, and TLSv1.3. Other values generate an error. Example usage: mysqlx://myserver/db?tls-versions=[TLSv1.2,TLSv1.3]

    tls-ciphersuites: accepts IANA cipher suite names, as listed on IANA's TLS Cipher Suites page. Unsupported or unknown values are ignored. Example usage: mysqlx://myserver/db?tls-ciphersuites=[TLS_DHE_PSK_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256, TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256]

  • The internal X Protocol namespace changed from xplugin to mysqlx. MySQL Server removed xplugin namespace support in v8.0.19; for Connector/Python this means:

    • With Connector/Python v8.0.19 and higher, some X DevAPI Protocol operations do not function with MySQL Server 8.0.18 and lower, operations such as Schema.create_collection(), Schema.get_collections(), Schema.get_tables(), and Collection.create_index().

    • Connector/Python 8.0.19 can connect to MySQL Server 8.0.18 and lower, as both both the 'xplugin' (with deprecation warnings) and 'mysqlx' namespaces can be used.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed the reserved SSL authentication filed; it changed from 23 to 22. Thanks to Qianqian Bu for the patch. (Bug #30270760, Bug #96770)

    References: This issue is a regression of: Bug #29855733.

  • Fixed LOAD DATA INFILE LOCAL handling; the file handle was not closed. Thanks to Micah Gale for the patch. (Bug #29417117, Bug #94496)