Questions on SSL Implementations in MySQL Server
Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017
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 we use YaSSL?
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