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6.3.6.1 OpenSSL Versus yaSSL

MySQL can be compiled using OpenSSL or yaSSL, both of which enable secure conections based on the OpenSSL API.

OpenSSL and yaSSL offer the same basic functionality, but additional features are available in MySQL distributions compiled using OpenSSL: OpenSSL supports a wider range of encryption ciphers from which to choose for the --ssl-cipher option, and supports the --ssl-capath option. See Section 6.3.6.5, “Command Options for Secure Connections”.