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Linux.com: Securing MySQL

Aug 22, 2004, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Peters)

"Thanks to its speed and stability, MySQL has earned a place on millions of servers worldwide. MySQL has a simple and effective security mechanism, but administrators must perform a few additional tasks to make a default installation truly secure. The measures we'll talk about below will enable you to better secure your database, but be sure to secure the underlying operating system too.

"One key to better security is to run MySQL as its own user..."

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