Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mysql Warning Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure

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In new versions of mysql you will get such warning not to specify password in command line. We can resolve this warning by specifying it in file using the utility mysql_config_editor.

Set the credentials using the following command:
mysql_config_editor set --login-path=local --host=localhost --user=username --password

Now you can run the command as:
mysql --login-path=local -e "statement"

Instead of:
mysql -u username -p pass -e "statement"


An alternate way for the older version is to use --defaults-extra-file option.

Create a credentials file my.cnf

cat my.cnf
[mysql]
host = hostname
user = username
password = password

Then when you execute the mysql command specify the path to my.cnf command as

mysql --defaults-extra-file=/path_to/my.cnf

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