Questions on SSL Implementations in MySQL Server (Doc ID 1586265.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

=== Question #1 ===

Should I be using YaSSL or OpenSSL?
 
=== Question #2 ===

I've installed the latest MySQL 5.6 version that I downloaded from Oracle. Has this version of MySQL been built with SSL capabilities?
 
=== Question #3 ===

Do I need to generate the certificates or are they supplied?
 
=== Question #4 ===

What steps are required to enable SSL and to set up the users to use the SHA256 passwords?
 
== Question #5 ===

The MySQL reference guide suggests I use the OpenSSL utility to generate certificates.
However, does Oracle recommend a utility to generate certificates when we use YaSSL?
 

Solution

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