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Centralized Login Management Comes to MySQL: Introducing PAM and Windows Authentication Support

You probably remember the world of new possibilities introduced to MySQL 5.5. If you do, you probably would agree that no API is useful by itself.

This is why you need authentication plugins that fit the largest possible number of authentication setups.

I can only guess what these authentication solutions look like for your server. But chances are that your OS has a pretty good idea on how best to authenticate users in it. This is why we've decided to hook MySQL to the two most widely used OS authentication APIs : Pluggable Authentication Modules (a.k.a PAM) and the Windows Security Support Provider Interface

Let's …

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Centralized Login Management Comes to MySQL: Introducing PAM and Windows Authentication Support

You probably remember the world of new possibilities introduced to MySQL 5.5. If you do, you probably would agree that no API is useful by itself.

This is why you need authentication plugins that fit the largest possible number of authentication setups.

I can only guess what these authentication solutions look like for your server. But chances are that your OS has a pretty good idea on how best to authenticate users in it. This is why we've decided to hook MySQL to the two most widely used OS authentication APIs : Pluggable Authentication Modules (a.k.a PAM) and the Windows Security Support Provider Interface

Let's …

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Drizzle 7 plugins

Last week I wrote about my experience compiling Drizzle 7 on Mac OS X 10.6. Then David Shrewsbury informed me of his nearly identical blog post: Installing Drizzle from source on OS X. Once Drizzle 7 was running on my box, I immediately looked to see what plugins where available because Drizzle uses a lot of plugins and they are one of its notable differences from MySQL. In my humble opinion, Drizzle’s plugins will primarily influence how database professionals evaluate and decide whether or not to use Drizzle because so many of Drizzle’s features are plugins. Therefore, let’s look briefly at some the plugins included with Drizzle 7.

The plugin directory of the Drizzle 7 tarball lists 79 plugins. Each plugin …

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Recovering a MySQL `root` password – Three solutions

Three ways to recover a root user password:

The order of solutions here under gets more creative on the way down :)

1. obviously, before starting messing around check my.cnf or scripts for passwords entries, then try home directories for password files
2. secondly – can you restart mysql? if yes, restart with –skip-grant-tables, log into mysql, change your password and restart without –skip-grant-tables
3. third option – (on linux / unix ONLY)
If you haven’t found the password anywhere and can’t afford to restart your mysql.

cd data/mysql
cp -rp user.MYD bck_user.MYD_`date +%Y%m%d`
cp -rp user.MYD /tmp/user.MYD
vi /tmp/user.MYD #(edit the hashed passwords next to root*)
cp -rp /tmp/user.MYD user.MYD
sudo kill -HUP `pidof mysqld`

Note that the latter method of recovering a root password CAN be easily used maliciously leaving no trace! The only way to avoid such an attack is to make …

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Last Week in Drizzle

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Last Week in Drizzle”.  As an introduction this week I would like to quote John David Duncan’s recent Facebook post: “And what’s in the weather forecast for next week? Drizzle.”.  Yes, our first GA release is due next week, does that mean the development pace has slowed?  Heck no!  Over 150,000 lines of bzr diff in the trunk since last week and quite a few branches still in the merge queue going through our extensive regression testing system.

Google Summer of Code

We have once again applied to be part of the Google Summer of Code program.  We had some great students last year and some new faces interested in being students on projects for Drizzle have already started taking on some low-hanging-fruit tasks to get them used to our code and processes.  We will have a sign-up form up soon so that anyone interested in being part of the program which I …

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Last Week in Drizzle

Welcome to this week's edition of "Last Week in Drizzle".  As an introduction this week I would like to quote John David Duncan's recent Facebook post: "And what's in the weather forecast for next week? Drizzle.".  Yes, our first GA release is due next week, does that mean the development pace has slowed?  Heck no!  Over 150,000 lines of bzr diff in the trunk since last week and quite a few branches still in the merge queue going through our extensive regression testing system.
Google Summer of Code
We have once again applied to be part of the Google Summer of Code program.  We had some great students last year and some new faces interested in being students on projects for Drizzle have already started taking on some low-hanging-fruit tasks to get them used to our code and processes.  We will have a sign-up form up soon so that anyone interested in being part of the program which I will blog about when …

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MySQL 5.5 brings in new ways to authenticate users

Ever wanted to use your server's OS for authenticating MySQL users ? Or the corporate LDAP repository ?Unfortunately options like the above are plentiful nowadays. And providing hard-coded support for protocol X or service Y is not the best possible idea.
MySQL 5.5 has taken the step into the right direction by providing an infrastructure allowing one to make the server understand different authentication protocols by creating a set of simple plugins (one for the client and one for the server).So now you can easily extend MySQL to search for and authenticate users in your favorite user directory.In fact the API supplied is so versatile that we took the possibility to re-design the current "native" authentication mechanism into a built-in always-on plugin !
OK, let me give you an example:
Imagine we have a bunch of users defined in your OS, e.g. we have a user joro with his respective password. And we have a MySQL …

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MySQL 5.5 brings in new ways to authenticate users

Ever wanted to use your server's OS for authenticating MySQL users ? Or the corporate LDAP repository ?

Unfortunately options like the above are plentiful nowadays. And providing hard-coded support for protocol X or service Y is not the best possible idea.

MySQL 5.5 has taken the step into the right direction by providing an infrastructure allowing one to make the server understand different authentication protocols by creating a set of simple plugins (one for the client and one for the server). So now you can easily extend MySQL to search for and authenticate users in your favorite user directory. In fact the API supplied is so versatile that we took the possibility to re-design the current "native" authentication mechanism into a built-in always-on plugin !

OK, let me give you an example:

Imagine we have a bunch of users defined in your OS, e.g. we have a user joro with his respective password. …

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MySQL 5.5 brings in new ways to authenticate users

Ever wanted to use your server's OS for authenticating MySQL users ? Or the corporate LDAP repository ?

Unfortunately options like the above are plentiful nowadays. And providing hard-coded support for protocol X or service Y is not the best possible idea. MySQL 5.5 has taken the step into the right direction by providing an infrastructure allowing one to make the server understand different authentication protocols by creating a set of simple plugins (one for the client and one for the server). So now you can easily extend MySQL to search for and authenticate users in your favorite user directory. In fact the API supplied is so versatile that we took the possibility to re-design the current "native" authentication mechanism into a built-in always-on plugin ! OK, let me give you an example: Imagine we have a bunch of users defined in your OS, e.g. we have a user joro with his respective password. And we have a MySQL …

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MySQL 5.5 brings in new ways to authenticate users

Ever wanted to use your server's OS for authenticating MySQL users ? Or the corporate LDAP repository ?

Unfortunately options like the above are plentiful nowadays. And providing hard-coded support for protocol X or service Y is not the best possible idea. MySQL 5.5 has taken the step into the right direction by providing an infrastructure allowing one to make the server understand different authentication protocols by creating a set of simple plugins (one for the client and one for the server). So now you can easily extend MySQL to search for and authenticate users in your favorite user directory. In fact the API supplied is so versatile that we took the possibility to re-design the current "native" authentication mechanism into a built-in always-on plugin ! OK, let me give you an example: Imagine we have a bunch of users defined in your OS, e.g. we have a user joro with his respective password. And we have a MySQL …

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