6.1.2 Keeping Passwords Secure

6.1.2.1 End-User Guidelines for Password Security
6.1.2.2 Administrator Guidelines for Password Security
6.1.2.3 Passwords and Logging
6.1.2.4 Password Hashing in MySQL
6.1.2.5 Implications of Password Hashing Changes in MySQL 4.1 for Application Programs
6.1.2.6 The Password Validation Plugin

Passwords occur in several contexts within MySQL. The following sections provide guidelines that enable end users and administrators to keep these passwords secure and avoid exposing them. There is also a discussion of how MySQL uses password hashing internally and of a plugin that you can use to enforce stricter passwords.