If you are thinking about to move your MySQL databases to the Cloud but you are still reticent, you can maybe use the “Oracle Cloud Free Tier” offer to test it.
The authentication, the first level of security for each IT system, is the stage to verify the user identity through the basic username and password scheme. It is crucial to have a mechanism to protect and secure password storing and transmitting over network. In MySQL, there is plenty of different authentication methods available, and last versions improved the security of this concept.
Last days, I needed to test our DMK tool for the new MySQL and MariaDB releases on the most recent version of CentOS. Here you can find all important steps to configure a CentOS 8 VM with an Internet connection, a specific hostname and a static IP address, accessible through SSH on VirtualBox.