MySQL WorkBench Data Export Generates Error when "Enable Cleartext Authentication" Enabled

(Doc ID 2021750.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Workbench - Version 6.2 and later
MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 6.2 version, Miscellaneous Workbench Problem

When attempting to use MySQL Workbench "Data Export" feature with the --enable-cleartext-plugin, it generated an error.
 

ERROR
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mysqldump: unknown option '--enable-cleartext-plugin' Operation failed with exitcode 2




STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Edit a connection and click on "Advanced" tab.
2. Check the "Enable Cleartext Authentication" option.
3. Attempt to run "Data Export" from Workbench on an existing schema.

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot export data using MySQL Workbench.

Cause

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