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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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MySQL Audit Plugin now available in Percona Server 5.5 and 5.6

 | May 7, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software

The new Percona Server 5.5.37-35.0 and Percona Server 5.6.17-65.0-56, announced yesterday (May 6), both include the open source version of the MySQL Audit Plugin. The MySQL Audit Plugin is used to log all queries or connections (“audit” MySQL usage). Until yesterday’s release, the MySQL Audit Plugin was only available in MySQL Enterprise. EDIT:  Just to be clear, this implementation […]

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