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MySQL Installer Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Installer 1.4.28 (2018-11-22)

Changes in MySQL Installer 1.4.28 (2018-11-22)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • The validation of new MySQL user accounts now consistently requires password confirmation, prohibits adding the root account, and allows for a blank or empty password (along with a security warning). (Bug #28507869)

  • MySQL Installer now ensures that the server performs a clean shutdown after a database upgrade. (Bug #22307443)

  • During the initial installation of MySQL Server (Commercial Edition), no validation was performed when an attempt was made to add a Windows authenticated user account. This fix re-enables and extends validation of the Windows security tokens for Active Directory users by an administrator within the domain. (Bug #16313719, Bug #28641545)

Bugs Fixed

  • Important Note: An error in the product manifest prevented the configuration of MySQL 8.0 and 5.7 server instances from finishing successfully. The server instance was installed properly, but it was not configured.

    Workaround: Connect to the internet and start MySQL Installer. From the MySQL Installer dashboard, click Catalog to retrieve the latest product catalog files (see MySQL Installer Dashboard).

  • The MySQL Router test connection failed to connect when SSL was enabled, but SSL connections were disabled by default in MySQL 5.7 Community Edition servers. Now the test attempts an SSL connection only when SSL is enabled on the server. (Bug #28815177)

  • The default port number in the MySQL Router Configuration step was set to 3306, instead of the 3310 as expected. (Bug #28809484)

  • Too many MySQL escape characters were added to the query representing the domain user during the configuration of a new Windows user with double backslash characters (\\) in the token. MySQL Installer rejected the token identifying the Windows user. Now both single and double backslash characters are supported (domain\user and domain\\user) when specifying a Windows authenticated user. (Bug #28796846)

  • The templates that MySQL Installer uses to generate the my.ini file now include improved comments for the lower_case_table_names server system variable that can be configured only when initializing the server. On Windows the default value is lower_case_table_names=1. (Bug #28790404, Bug #92773)

  • The link to documentation within the my.ini file now is redirected to MySQL 8.0 documentation when a server in the MySQL 8.0 release series is installed. (Bug #28776928, Bug #92739)

  • The option to add and remove features of installed MySQL products could not be combined within the same operation using the Modify button. Product features could be added or removed, but only as separate operations. (Bug #28677770)

  • An error was generated when MySQL Shell was removed and then reinstalled. (Bug #28451748)

  • Dialog boxes that prompt for confirmation during some MySQL product removal operations were not visible and blocked the operation unless Alt+Tab was used to cycle the running process to the foreground. (Bug #27876817)

  • The two options listed in the My Oracle Support Authentication step (Yes or No) enabled the selection of contradictory behavior for both options at the same time. (Bug #25143968)