Working With the Encryption Password Function in MySQL

In MySQL server we have to explain the password function() and how it will recover a password in its string form. The password function is mainly used for authentication. The password function encrypts the string into a binary form. Recover a password in text form and set the old password and select it in the text form. The password function returns it in string form and restores a password in plain text. Password also stores as a record on server.

In the following figures we have a database table "employees" and use it with some query with showing result such as follows.

mysql-> select * from myworld;

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Using the password function to ENCRYPT first name

Here we have to encrypt the password function on the particular column on a table with the select statement such as.

mysql-> select password(first_name) from myworld.

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To display which accounts exist in the MySQL

Here we have to show the user table and check it that their passwords are empty by using the following statement.

mysql-> select user,host,password from mysql.user;

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Using old password to ENCRYPT the first name

By the use of this select statement show the old password on a particular column on a table.

mysql-> select old_password(last_name) from myworld;

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It returns the value of the old password and implementation of the password() as a binary string.

mysql-> select old_password("text");


Calculates and returns a password

The password (string) calculates and returns a password string from the plain text password string and it returns a binary string.
mysql-> select password('asingh');

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Storing a passwords

With the use of the SHA1, it helps to keep the password more protected than storing them as plain text.



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