Starting in version 5.7.3 MySQL added SSL support to mysqlbinlog
client program. This feature allows system administrators to perform remote binlog queries (using --read-from-remote-server
option) over secure connections.
So, the behavior of mysqlbinlog
client program using SSL options is now the same as other MySQL client tools, with same SSL options and same SSL defaults. See the References
section if you want more information about MySQL SSL options.
The remote administration of MySQL servers is a very common task as many MySQL servers are deployed in remote hosting facilities or in remotely located data centers.
There are many problems with remote administration of servers. With respect to security, the major concerns are: [Read more...]