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MongoDB Authentication and Roles: Creating Your First Personalized Role

 | May 17, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Authentication and Roles

In this blog post, we’ll walk through the native MongoDB authentication and roles, and learn how to create personalized roles. It is a continuation of Securing MongoDB instances. As said before, MongoDB features a few authentication methods and built-in roles that offer great control of both who is connecting to the database and what they are allowed […]

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Percona Server for MySQL in Docker Swarm with Secrets

 | April 21, 2017 |  Posted In: Docker, MySQL, Security

This quick post demonstrates using Percona Server for MySQL in Docker Swarm with some new authentication provisioning practices. Some small changes to the startup script for the Percona-Server container image allows us to specify a file that contains password values to set as our root user’s secret. “Why do we need this functionality,” I hear you cry? When we […]

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MongoDB Audit Log: Why and How

 | March 3, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Percona Server for MongoDB, Security

MMAPv1

This blog post is another in the series on the Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4 bundle release. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the MongoDB audit log. Percona’s development team has always invested in the open-source community a priority – especially for MongoDB. As part of this commitment, Percona continues to build MongoDB Enterprise […]

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MySQL Ransomware: Open Source Database Security Part 3

and  | February 27, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security

MySQL Ransomware

This blog post examines the recent MySQL® ransomware attacks, and what open source database security best practices could have prevented them. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there has been an uptick in ransomware for MongoDB and Elasticsearch deployments. Recently, we’re seeing the same for MySQL. Let’s look and see if this is MySQL’s […]

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Webinar Thursday, February 23, 2017: Troubleshooting MySQL Access Privileges Issues

 | February 22, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security, Technical Webinars

Troubleshooting MySQL Access Privileges

Please join Sveta Smirnova, Percona’s Principal Technical Services Engineer, as she presents Troubleshooting MySQL Access Privileges Issues on February 23, 2017 at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST (UTC-8). Do you have registered users who can’t connect to the MySQL server? Strangers modifying data to which they shouldn’t have access? MySQL supports a rich […]

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MongoDB Ransomware: Not Likely, But How Do You Know?

 | January 5, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Ransomware

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the concerns recently seen around MongoDB ransomware and security issues. Security blogs and magazines have recently been aflutter with the news that a hacker is stealing data from MongoDB instantiations and demanding bitcoins to get the data back. This sounds pretty bad at first glance, but […]

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Securing MongoDB Instances

 | December 19, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB

In this blog post we’ll look at how to go about securing MongoDB instances. Authentication is one of the most important features of a database, and MongoDB supports it in different ways. Although it allows you to work without any authentication, the best practice is to enable authentication and give users only the permissions they […]

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Is Your Database Affected by CVE-2016-6662?

 | September 12, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security

CVE-2016-9962

In this blog post, I will discuss the CVE-2016-6662 vulnerability, how to tell if it affects you, and how to prevent the vulnerability from affecting you if you have an older version of MySQL. I’ll also list which MySQL versions include the vulnerability fixes. As we announced in a previous post, there are certain scenarios in […]

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Percona Live Europe featured talk with Ronald Bradford — Securing your MySQL/MariaDB data

 | September 12, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Live

Percona Live Europe featured talk

Welcome to another Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live Europe […]

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Webinar Thursday, September 1 – MongoDB Security: A Practical Approach

 | August 30, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Security, Technical Webinars

Percona MySQL and MongoDB Webinars

Please join David Murphy as he presents a webinar Thursday, September 1 at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) on MongoDB Security: A Practical Approach. (Date changed*) This webinar will discuss the many features and options available in the MongoDB community to help secure your database environment. First, we will cover how these features work and how to […]

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