PHP(wordpress) + auth_ed25519

I am having issues connecting to 10.5 when using 'auth_ed25519'. I have to revert to 'mysql_native_password' to get wordpress to connect, which obv. isn't desirable.

I am using PHP 7.4 which doesn't look like it supports 'auth_ed25519' connections. It does however support 'caching_sha2_password' in 7.4+. However MariaDB doesn't look like it is going to support that at all per MDEV-9804.

The MariaDB site ( states that it generally works well with PHP, but at this point, I would say that is outdated. mysql_native_password & SHA1 are a security risk now, what are the plans moving forward to address this?

Answer Answered by Ian Gilfillan in this comment.

You are correct. It's a pity that PHP doesn't support auth_ed25519, and hopefully this will be fixed in future.


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