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MySQL® by Paul DuBois

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Chapter 13. Access Control and Security

As a MySQL administrator, you are responsible for keeping the contents of databases secure so that data can be accessed by only those who have the proper authorization. To accomplish this goal, you must maintain the security and integrity of your MySQL installation. Chapter 12, “General MySQL Administration,” already touched on a few security-related topics, such as the importance of assigning passwords to the initial MySQL root accounts and how to set up additional user accounts. Those topics were dealt with as part of the process of getting your installation up and running. In this chapter, we’ll look more closely at security-related issues:

  • Why security is important and what kind of attacks you should ...

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