Bug #49549 password complexity checks
Submitted: 9 Dec 2009 4:49 Modified: 13 Nov 2012 7:41
Reporter: Andrew Dalgleish Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Security: Privileges Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: Needs Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[9 Dec 2009 4:49] Andrew Dalgleish
Description:
I'd like support for an external password complexity check whenever a new password is set.

How to repeat:
feature request
[9 Dec 2009 5:16] Andrew Dalgleish
See also bugs 6100, 6108, 21040
[9 Dec 2009 5:21] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the feature request. Once can implement stored procedure to check passwords complexity, but this is hardly an acceptable workaround for most cases.
[11 Feb 2010 22:01] Darren Cassar
You might want to check http://code.google.com/p/securich for a mysql security plugin which apart from many other things includes functionality of configurable password complexity, dictionary check, password expiry and password history storing last 5 passwords in order to avoid recycling.
[12 Nov 2012 14:39] Shane Bester
Can this bug be closed now we have this?

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/validate-password-plugin.html
[13 Nov 2012 7:41] Ståle Deraas
Available in 5.6.6 as mentioned above.