6.3.7 Authentication Plugins Available in MySQL

6.3.7.1 The Native Authentication Plugin
6.3.7.2 The Old Native Authentication Plugin
6.3.7.3 The PAM Authentication Plugin
6.3.7.4 The Windows Native Authentication Plugin
6.3.7.5 The Cleartext Client-Side Authentication Plugin
6.3.7.6 The Socket Peer-Credential Authentication Plugin
6.3.7.7 The Test Authentication Plugin

The following sections describe the authentication plugins available in MySQL.