Authenticators for MariaDB MaxScale 2.4

Overview

MariaDB MaxScale 2.4 uses Authenticators to authenticate clients that connect to Listeners using the MariaDB protocol. MariaDB MaxScale 2.4 supports multiple Authenticators that handle different authentication methods.

Reference material is available for MariaDB MaxScale 2.4.

MariaDB MaxScale 2.4 Authenticators

The following Authenticators are supported by MariaDB MaxScale 2.4:

Method

Authenticator

Type

Server Plugin

Description

GSSAPI

gssapiauth

Front-end

gssapi.

Authenticates client connections using a GSSAPI authentication service. Used for listener objects.

GSSAPI

gssapibackendauth

Back-end

gssapi.

Authenticates with backend servers using a GSSAPI authentication service. Used for server objects.

Native

mariadbauth

Front-end

mysql_native_password.

Authenticates client connections using the native password authentication method. Used for listener objects.

Native

mariadbbackendauth

Back-end

mysql_native_password.

Authenticates with backend servers using the native password authentication method. Used for server objects.

PAM

pamauth

Front-end

pam

Authenticates client connections using a Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) service. Used for listener objects.

PAM

pambackendauth

Back-end

pam

Authenticates with backend servers using a Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) service. Used for server objects.

To see Authenticators supported in other versions, see "Authenticators by MariaDB MaxScale Version".