With MySQL 8, security models have changed (and they have been getting better since 5.6 & 5.7). This means there is diversion with MariaDB Server 10.0 and greater (being a fork). The bonus is that Percona Server for MySQL is quite close to MySQL (being a branch), but there are also security enhancements that one could benefit from. Come learn about them in this quick overview.
Some topics covered, but not limited to:
- Using TLS/SSL for connections
- Using TLS/SSL with MySQL replication
- Using external authentication plugins (LDAP, PAM, Kerberos)
- Encrypting your data at rest
- Monitoring your database with the audit plugins
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.