Category Archives: Security

MySQL 8.0.20 Replication Enhancements

We have just released MySQL 8.0.20. And it has some interesting replication enhancements. In particular one big and exciting feature: binary log compression. Here is the list of things in this release:

  • Binary Log Compression (WL#3549). This work done by Luís Soares implements binary log compression, making use of the popular compression algorithm ZSTD.

How to manually decrypt an encrypted binary log file

The encrypted binary log file format introduced in MySQL version 8.0.14 was designed to allow a “manual” decryption of the file data when the value of the key that encrypted its file password is known.

Each encrypted binary (or relay) log file is composed by an encrypted binary log file header and the encrypted binary log content (the file data).…

New! MySQL Utilities Now Supports SSL and Configuration Files

The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce a new release that contains our newest features – SSL and configuration file support. These were added to release-1.5.0-alpha.

How can I make a secure connection to my server via Utilities?

Use the new SSL command-line options that are available for all utilities:

–ssl-ca : The path to a file that contains a list of trusted SSL certificate authorities.…