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

Last updated on JUNE 18, 2023

Applies to:

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


=== 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 using YaSSL?


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