O'Reilly logo

Moodle Security by Darko Miletić

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Securing MySQL

MySQL as it is installed by default on Windows is neither well configured nor particularly secure. Securing the database is important because if somehow an attacker manages to get access to the underlying data through Moodle, student and institution information may be in danger. Information can be illegally copied or even destroyed which is definitely something we would like to avoid. In the following section we will show a step by step procedure for correctly installing and configuring MySQL server.

Note

Check which version of Windows 2008 you are using (32-bit or 64-bit) and download the appropriate build of MySQL to fully use the resources offered by underlying architecture. To check the version go to Control Panel and open System ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required