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FAQ - Passwords and Password Policy in MySQL Server (Doc ID 2383816.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.5 and later
Generic (Platform Independent)


Improve the security by using the password features in MySQL.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Password Update and Reuse Policy
 Is there any feature for keeping track of user password history?
 Is there any option for a minimum period before a password can be reused?
 Can a user password be expired after a certain number of days?
 Can password change be forced on initial login?
 Using Passwords
 Is there security masking of passwords?
 Is there encryption transmission of passwords?
 Other Questions
 Is there any option to lock a user account after number of failed login?
 Is there encrypted storage of passwords?
 Are there any new password related features in MySQL 8.0?

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