November 8th & 9th, 2024
Love SeaGL and want to help out? Get Involved
This video recording is archived by the Internet Archive. If you value their service, please consider thanking them with a small donation.

Understanding the MySQL Authentication Process

SeaGL 2021

MySQL is a popular database but few understand that sometimes the authentication process actually works, that it can be too permissive, and sometimes too many have dangerous permissions provided to them. This session will cover how the server decides which accounts are allowed to access the server, password options, how to use roles, set up dual passwords, setting functional limits on accounts, and more.


David M. Stokes

David M. Stokes, Oracle, MySQL Community Team

Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle. Previously he was the MySQL Certification Manager for MySQL AB and SUN. He has worked for companies ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox and work ranging from Anti-submarine warfare to web developer. And he really wonders how many people really, really read these conference biographies. Twitter = @ Stoker, blog =

He lives in Texas and has the mandated pickup truck, hound dog, and Stetson hat.