MySQL 5.7 server binaries compiled with the OpenSSL library now make it easy to set up SSL/TLS and RSA artifacts, and to enable them within MySQL. Two new read-only global options have been introduced through this work:
--auto-generate-certs: Enables automatic generation and detection of SSL artifacts at server start-up.
--sha256-password-auto-generate-rsa-keys: Enables automatic generation of an RSA key pair.
These options govern automatic generation and detection of SSL/TLS artifacts and RSA key pairs respectively. Auto generated files are placed inside the data directory, and both options now default to ON.
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