Bug #6733 Kerberos user authentication support
Submitted: 20 Nov 2004 23:32 Modified: 21 Nov 2004 13:46
Reporter: [ name withheld ] Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
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Category:MySQL Server: C API (client library) Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version: OS:Any
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Triage: Triaged: D5 (Feature request)

[20 Nov 2004 23:32] [ name withheld ]
Description:
it would be very nice if mysql supported Kerberos/GSSAPI authentication (using mit krb5 or heimdal version), this way it would be possible to have a Single Sign On when mysqld is used.

How to repeat:
it is a feature request
[21 Nov 2004 13:46] Sergei Golubchik
Yes, such a feature is planned.
It is in todo, but not on the very top, though...
[28 Jun 2006 12:37] Jesper Angelo
We need this too. Its the last missing link in a total switch to Kerberos 5.

So we would celebrate if MySQL could support (prioritized):
- krb5
- PAM
- LDAP
- NTLM

But I guess it won't be this summer :-/
[1 Dec 2007 21:26] C.J. Adams-Collier
IMHO, it would be better to add support for SASL authentication, both CMU and GNU, rather than implementing native support for each of the mentioned mechanisms.
[3 Jun 2010 15:29] James Cape
Just to note, this feature would be extremely useful (also mainly concerned about KRB5/GSSAPI)
[2 Nov 2010 18:39] Mikhail T
"Me too". Our entire network uses Kerberos -- but logins to MySQL databases still require a separate password database...
[1 Aug 2012 13:52] Georgi Kodinov
Not exactly the real thing, but MySQL now has a PAM authentication plugin that can talk to Kerberos.