For ISVs and OEMs: A Guide to Securing MySQL in Windows-Based Applications

Windows is the most popular platform for MySQL's ISVand OEM customers: 72% of those surveyed use Windows for development and 59% use Windows as their deployment platform. This white paper provides the best practices to secure an installation of MySQL Database embedded in Windows platform-based applications. The paper covers the following MySQL security-related topics:

  • MySQL Database Installation and Configuration Options
  • Understanding the MySQL Database Security Model
  • Post-Installation Tasks
  • Account Management
  • Password Management
  • Encryption
  • Data Communication
  • Database Replication