Seattle MySQL Meetup Group Monthly Meeting: Securing MySQL

The Seattle MySQL Meetup group holds a meeting each month to discuss items relevant to MySQL and open source projects in general.  yaSSL will be giving a presentation on MySQL security at the June meetup, being held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:00pm.  To learn more about the meetup and RSVP, please visit the meetup page: (June 4, 2012 7:00 PM. 19 attended.)

Presentation Description:

Because of the potential effects of either data loss or exposure, database security and administration is a necessity in today’s world. As a world leader in database solutions, MySQL has gained a large user base. These users are of varying skill level, some of which have focused heavily on database security and some who have never given it a second thought. This presentation will give users an overview of MySQL security practices with a main focus on configuring and building MySQL with SSL. It will provide an introductory walkthrough in MySQL security for the new MySQL admin and offer a refreshing review for the seasoned MySQL expert.

This presentation will touch on several aspects of MySQL database security, including:

– Good Security Practices for MySQL

+ Setting Appropriate Passwords

+ Securing Test Databases, mysqld

+ mysql_secure_installation script

+ Privileges


+ An Overview of SSL, x509

+ Configuring and Building MySQL with SSL

+ MySQL SSL Command Options

+ SSL Certificate Creation

+ Performance Comparison

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