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Database auditing alternatives for MySQL

 | May 20, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Security

Database auditing is the monitoring of selected actions of database users. It doesn’t protect the database in case privileges are set incorrectly, but it can help the administrator detect mistakes. Audits are needed for security. You can track data access and be alerted to suspicious activity. Audits are required for data integrity. They are the […]

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Introduction to the Percona Server Audit Log feature

 | May 16, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, MySQL Audit Log Plugin, Percona Server, Percona Software

Percona has developed an Audit Log feature that is now included in Percona Server since the recent 5.5 and 5.6 releases. This implementation is alternative to the MySQL Enterprise Audit Log Plugin: Percona re-implemented the Audit Plugin code as GPL as Oracle’s code was closed source. This post is a quick introduction to this plugin. […]

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