Chapter 5. MySQL Security

The security of a MySQL database is critical to ensure that unauthorized access and manipulation of data do not occur. This chapter covers important topics such as user management, network security, encryption and other security suggestions. We will discuss the recommended best practices for managing users, including using strong passwords that are difficult to guess. Additionally, we’ll cover various ways to secure network connections, such as configuring SSL/TLS encryption.

A robust security strategy helps organizations to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their databases. The MySQL server provides several built-in security features to ensure that only authorized users can access and modify data. In this chapter, we will explore the various MySQL security concepts, types of security threats, and the importance of MySQL security.

Types of Security Threats

Databases are vulnerable ...

Get Hands-On MySQL Administration now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.