MariaDB 10.1 Security: Validation, Authentication, Encryption
Databases can be treasure troves of sensitive information. They can contain customers' personal data, confidential competitive information, and intellectual property. Lost or stolen data, especially customer data, can result in brand damage, competitive disadvantage, and serious fines—even lawsuits. That's why securing the access to the database and the data in it is particularly important. This talk will introduce new security related features in latest MariaDB releases. You will learn about the transparent on-disk encryption, password validation, new PAM authentication plugin, SSL enhancements. We will discuss what these features are, how to use them, and when to use them.
Board Member, MariaDB Foundation
Sergei was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB and SkySQL/MariaDB Corporation on MariaDB. During these years he has touched almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE, pluggable authentication, password validation, encryption. Sergei is a primary architect of the plugin API and an author of the “MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development” book. Sergei was the MySQL Security Coordinator during all his time in MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems, and now is doing the same in MariaDB.