Release Notes for MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4.6-1

This first release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 includes a variety of new features and fixes, compared to MariaDB Community Server 10.4.5.

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4.6-1 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

  • Engine independent table statistics enabled by default

  • Histograms collected by default

  • optimize_join_buffer_size=on per default

  • JSON validation by default for JSON type fields

Notable Changes

  • SET PASSWORD is now plugin-agnostic

  • 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

  • MariaDB Server is now statically linked with the bundled wolfSSL library in MSI and ZIP packages on Windows, as well as in .deb packages provided by Debian's and Ubuntu's default repositories

  • MariaDB Named Commands

Platforms

In alignment to the enterprise lifecycle, MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4.6-1 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