6.3.8 Authentication Plugins Available in MySQL

6.3.8.1 The Native Authentication Plugin
6.3.8.2 The Old Native Authentication Plugin
6.3.8.3 Migrating Away from Pre-4.1 Password Hashing and the mysql_old_password Plugin
6.3.8.4 The SHA-256 Authentication Plugin
6.3.8.5 The PAM Authentication Plugin
6.3.8.6 The Windows Native Authentication Plugin
6.3.8.7 The Cleartext Client-Side Authentication Plugin
6.3.8.8 The Socket Peer-Credential Authentication Plugin
6.3.8.9 The Test Authentication Plugin

The following sections describe the authentication plugins available in MySQL.