MySQL 8 comes with a lot of good features, and recently I explored its password management systems. I wanted to put together a series of blogs about it, and this is the first part. In this post, I am going to explain the following topics in detail.
- Password Reuse Policy
- Random Password Generation
Password Reuse Policy
MySQL has implemented restrictions on reusing passwords. Restriction can be established in two ways:
- Number of password changes
- Time elapsed
Number of Password Changes
From the MySQL documents:
If an account is restricted on the basis of number of password changes, a new password cannot be chosen from a specified number of the most recent passwords.
To test this, in my local environment I have created the user with “number of password changes = 2”.
mysql> create user …[Read more]