Authenticating to a DB with a key?

Steve Meyers steve-plug at
Mon Apr 8 00:31:33 MDT 2013

On 4/7/13 11:38 PM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> Sorry I guess I should have been clearer.  Typical Apache & PHP setup
> with the DB server sitting on a separate box. I'm more concerned with
> authentication than encryption.  MySQL has a ridiculously low max
> password length.  I would like to maybe tunnel it and use a
> certificate exchange mechanism similar to how I use certs for SSH.
> Just wonder what I need to look at.  You've given me some ideas
> though.

What version of MySQL are you using?  I'm not aware of any max password 
length in MySQL, at least in the last decade or so.


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