mysql authentication

  • Someone recently asked me if it was possible to log into MySQL running on Linux using an active directory account.  "Interesting idea", I thought to myself so I set out to see if I could make it work.  Turns out it wasn't all that hard to do.  Time for the usual disclaimer.  I have only tested this in my home lab but I know of no reason why this wouldn't work for you.  With that said, let's dig in!