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Discussion on: MySQL: Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure

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Vincent Milum Jr

Not sure about the current status of MySQL, but MariaDB supports passwordless local authentication now. You can use it to map a system user to an internal MariaDB user. No more passwords at all at that point to access the SQL CLI. It "just works", and is also the default on some MariaDB OS packages now.

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Jesse Skinner Author

Very cool, great to know, thanks!