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Security

Note

This feature is introduced in version 1.6.2.

Consolidates cluster-wide security functionality on an easily accessible single page. In the previous versions, the cluster-wide security configuration fell under MySQL’s Cluster Actions menu. Supported security functionalities are:

  • Client/Server SSL encryption for MySQL/MariaDB-based clusters.
  • SSL replication traffic encryption for MySQL/MariaDB Galera-based clusters.
  • Audit Logging

There is currently under development functionality for MySQL:

  • Transparent Data Encryption, also known as Data-at-Rest Encryption

SSL Encryption

Enable

Enables encrypted SSL client-server connections for the database node(s). The transport layer will be encrypted using the Transfer Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The same certificate will be used on all nodes and to enable SSL encryption the nodes must be restarted. Select ‘Restart Nodes’ to perform a rolling restart of the nodes. All keys and certificates will be generated using OpenSSL.

Create Certificate

Field Description
Create Certificate
  • Create a self-signed certificate immediately and use it to setup SSL encryption.
Certificate Expiration (days)
  • A number of days before the certificate become expired and invalid. Default is 1 year (365 days).

Use Existing Certificate

Field Description
Selected Certificate
Restart Nodes
  • Restart Nodes – Automatically perform rolling restart of the nodes after setting up certificate and key.
  • Do Not Restart Nodes – Do nothing after setting up the certificate and key. The user has to perform the server restart manually

Change Certificate

Changes the existing certificate for SSL client-server connections for the database node(s). This feature is only available if you already enabled SSL encryption for this cluster. It loads the same options as mentioned in Create Certificate and Use Existing Certificate respectively.

Disable

Disables SSL encryption for the cluster. This option is only available if you have enabled SSL encryption.

Galera SSL Encryption

Enable

Exclusive for Galera Cluster. This feature configures Galera replication to use SSL instead of plain replication between Galera nodes. The SSL key and certificate will be created on the Galera nodes. During this operation, the cluster will be stopped and started again.

Create Certificate

  • Certificate expiration
    • A number of days before the certificate become expired and invalid. Default is 1 year (365 days).

Use Existing Certificate

  • Selected Certificate

Change Certificate

Changes the existing certificate for Galera replication SSL connections. This feature is only available if you already enabled Galera SSL encryption for this cluster. It loads the same options as mentioned in Create Certificate and Use Existing Certificate respectively.

Disable

Disables Galera SSL encryption for the cluster. This option is only available if you have enabled Galera SSL encryption.

Audit Log

Enable

Only for MariaDB-based clusters. Enable Audit Logging on MariaDB-based clusters using policy-based monitoring and logging of connection and query activity. This feature will enable audit logging on all nodes in the cluster.

Field Description
Log Path
  • The filename to store the audit log in the log directory /var/log/mysql/. Alternatively, it can contain a path relative to the data directory or an absolute path.
Rotation Size
  • Logfile size in MB before log rotation happens. Changing this default value will require a cluster restart.
Rotations
  • Number of log files to keep after rotation.
Show Advanced Options
  • Expands the advanced options.
Events
  • Specify MariaDB audit events that you would like to capture. ClusterControl preloads the audit events as you type. Multiple values are allowed.
Exclude Users
  • Exclude the specified MariaDB user(s) from the auditing. ClusterControl preloads all database users in a dropdown. Multiple values are allowed.

Disable

Disables Audit Log for the cluster. This option is only available if you have enabled the Audit Log.

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