MySQL Security – The Connection-Control Plugins

March 29, 2018

An ordinary threat databases could face is an attempt to discover the password by systematically trying every possible combination (letters, numbers, symbols). This is known as a brute force attack.
In this fourth episode of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how the MySQL DBA can leverage the Connection-Control Plugins to slow down brute force attacks.


MySQL Security – User Account Locking

March 14, 2018

For security reasons some context require you to setup a user account locking policy. Thus an unauthorized user is not able (anymore) to login to the MySQL server. In this 3rd article of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how to [un]lock a user account.


MySQL Security – Password Management

March 7, 2018

Some regulations required that the password is renewed in a timely and appropriate manner (e.g. every 90 days). In this article, 2nd of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how to to establish a policy for password expiration with MySQL 5.7 Password Management.


MySQL Security – Password Validation Plugin

March 1, 2018

In this article, 1st of a MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how to enforce Strong Passwords with Password Validation Plugin when using MySQL 5.7.

Authentication with ID and password is a very simple and common (because it’s simple) way to secure the access to a resource, however the password can be the weak point of this system. In order to increase the security level, you can required that your user passwords meet certain minimal security requirements, using the MySQL Password validation plugin!