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!