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MySQL Security – Dual Password Support

Dual-password capability makes it possible to seamlessly perform credential changes without downtime.

MySQL Security – Failed-Login Tracking and Temporary Account Locking

DBA can configure user accounts such that too many consecutive login failures cause temporary account locking.

MySQL Security – Password Verification-Required Policy

MySQL 8.0 has introduced an optional behavior that authorize users to change their password only if they could provide the current password.

MySQL Security – Password Reuse Policy

MySQL provides password-reuse capability, which allows database administrators to determine the number of unique passwords a user must use before they can use an old password again.

MySQL Security – Password Expiration Policy

MySQL provides password-expiration capability, which enables database administrators to require that users reset their password.

MySQL Security – Random Password Generation

MySQL has the capability of generating random passwords for user accounts, as an alternative to requiring explicit administrator-specified literal passwords.

MySQL Security – MySQL Enterprise Data Masking and De-Identification

MySQL Enterprise Data Masking and De-Identification hides sensitive information by replacing real values with substitutes in order to protect sensitive data while they are still look real and consistent.

Emulating MySQL roles with the Percona PAM plugin and proxy users

From time to time people wonder how to implement roles in MySQL. This can be useful for companies having to deal with many user accounts or for companies with tight security requirements (PCI or HIPAA for instance). Roles do not exist in regular MySQL but here is an example on how to emulate them using Percona Server, the PAM plugin and proxy users.

The goal

Say we have 2 databases: db1 and db2, and we want to be able to create 3 roles:

  • db1_dev: can read and write on db1 only.
  • db2_dev: can read and write on db2 only.
  • stats: can read on db1 and db2

For each role, we will create one user: joe (db1_dev), mike (db2_dev) and tom (stats).

Setting up the Percona PAM plugin

The Percona PAM plugin is distributed with Percona Server 5.5 and 5.6. I will be using …

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