WL#6020: Add Security Chapter to Reference Manual
Affects: Server-5.5 — Status: Complete — Priority: Medium
This task is to satisfy the request that there be better highlighting of security features and issues in the MySQL Reference Manual, and that this be visible at a high level (e.g., in the table of contents). Suggestions from Edwin about current sections that should go in such a chapter: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/user-account-management.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/pluggable-authentication.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/windows-authentication-plugin.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/pam-authentication-plugin.html This needs some work because it includes only some of the security-related topics, and does not address client-side security. An initial implementation might provide an overview of the relevant topics, with cross references to where additional details can be found. We could revise this eventually to make the chapter more of a standalone discussion. Regarding "standalone" status, the current Arby security excerpt should be reworked to correspond to what we end up with as a security chapter. Resulting documentation: Chapter in Reference Manual: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/security.html Topic Guide: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-security-excerpt/5.5/en/index.html
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