Release Notes for MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.3.16-1

This first release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.3 includes a variety of new features and fixes, compared to MariaDB Community Server 10.3.15.

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.3.16-1 was released on 2019-07-08.

New Features

New Default Settings

A new Enterprise config file is provided that sets optimized defaults:

  • Server does not load plugins of maturity Beta or lower

  • Authentication plugin Ed25519 is loaded by default

  • Account root is using unix_socket by default on Linux systems

  • Accounts for root can only connect from local host

  • Accounts of type anonymous-user removed

  • Database "test" has no default grants

  • simple_password_check plugin is activated by default with settings:

    • simple_password_check_minimal_length = 8

    • simple_password_check_digits = 1

    • simple_password_check_letters_same_case = 1

    • simple_password_check_other_characters = 1

  • Audit plugin is loaded by default, but is not activated

  • DISKS plugin is loaded by default on Linux systems

Notable Changes

  • DISKS plugin, used by MariaDB MaxScale, is now of maturity stable

  • Access to data provided by DISKS plugin via the information schema requires FILE privilege

  • Unsupported Community plugins are not loaded by default

  • Embedded Server removed

  • HeidiSQL is not included in Windows installations

Platforms

In alignment to the enterprise lifecycle, MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.3.16-1 is provided for:

  • CentOS 7

  • CentOS 6

  • Debian 9

  • Debian 8

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

  • Ubuntu 18.04

  • Ubuntu 16.04

  • Microsoft Windows