Bug #78830 allow slave to read .mylogin.cnf for master user credentials
Submitted: 14 Oct 2015 9:45 Modified: 14 Oct 2015 11:42
Reporter: Shane Bester (Platinum Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Replication Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.7.10 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: Needs Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[14 Oct 2015 9:45] Shane Bester
Description:
I'd like to store a user/password in .mylogin.cnf so that one does not have to be provided to START SLAVE command.  

This is a request that the replication thread reads the .mylogin.cnf to find user/password for the master.

How to repeat:
feature request. try start slave without typing password and without storing it in cleartext.

Suggested fix:
I suppose mysqlrpladmin can read the .mylogin.cnf file, so this is a partial workaround, but it still requires a manual invocation of the utility.
[14 Oct 2015 11:42] Umesh Shastry
Hello Shane,

Thank you for the reasonable feature request!

Thanks,
Umesh