Understanding Authenticators in MaxScale

In MariaDB MaxScale, authenticators perform the following tasks:

  • Authenticating clients that connect to MaxScale

  • Authenticating connections to back-end MariaDB servers

  • Deciding how authentication should be performed

Authenticators Supported by MaxScale

MaxScale supports different authenticators that correspond to different MariaDB Server authentication plugins

Authenticator

MariaDB Server Authentication Plugin

Native Authenticator

mysql_native_password

GSSAPI Authenticator

gssapi

PAM Authenticator

pam / pam (v1)