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.


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.

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

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.

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


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms