5.3.7 The Password Storage Vault

The vault provides a convenient secure storage for passwords used to access MySQL servers. By using the vault, you need not enter credentials every time MySQL Workbench attempts to connect to a server.


The hostname is used for storing password information. For example, a local connection might use "localhost", "", or "::1", but these are stored separately in the password storage vault, even if they all resolve to the same place.

The vault is implemented differently on each platform: