SSL

ProxySQL Improves MySQL SSL Connections

In this blog post, we’ll look at how ProxySQL improves MySQL SSL connection performance.
When deploying MySQL with SSL, the main concern is that the initial handshake causes significant overhead if you are not using connection pools (i.e., mysqlnd-mux with PHP, mysql.connector.pooling in Python, etc.). Closing and making new connections over and over can greatly impact […]

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Setting Up Percona PAM with Active Directory for External Authentication

Percona PAM

In this blog post, we’ll look at how to set up Percona PAM with Active Directory for external authentication.
In my previous article on Percona PAM, I demonstrated how to use Samba as a domain, and how easy it is to create domain users and groups via the samba-tool. Then we configured nss-pam-ldapd and nscd […]

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Webinar Tuesday July 11, 2017: Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data

Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7).
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This webinar will discuss the features of MySQL/MariaDB that when enabled and used improve the default usage of MySQL. Many cloud-based applications fail to:

Use appropriate filesystem permissions
Employ TLS/SSL […]

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SSL Connections in MySQL 5.7

SSL Connections

This blog post looks at SSL connections and how they work in MySQL 5.7.
Recently I was working on an SSL implementation with MySQL 5.7, and I made some interesting discoveries. I realized I could connect to the MySQL server without specifying the SSL keys on the client side, and the connection is still secured […]

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