Oracle recently announced a new authentication plugin:
caching_sha2_password. This was added in 8.0.4, the second release candidate for MySQL
8.0. The new plugin is also made the default (can be configured
Why? Phasing out SHA1
As Oracle said in the blog post to annouce this change they want to move to a more secure hashing algorithm (SHA256). Which I think is a good reason to do this.
Adding a …[Read more]