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Primary Note for MySQL Authentication Components/Plugins (Doc ID 2721816.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Applies to:

MySQL Server
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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 Provide a simple index into knowledge documents related to various authentication components and plugins used within the MySQL Server product range.


 Although the focus is on the MySQL product range, due to the nature of client/server architecture and authentication protocols, there will be other areas that may be covered, but only as needed.


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In this Document
 The MySQL Server Reference Manual
 No-Login Plugin
 PAM Plugin
 Windows Native Plugin
 LDAP Plugins
 Kerberos Plugins
 Client Plugins
 Multi-Factor Authentication
 Special Authentication

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