Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

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Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

Post by Justin Shafer » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:11 am

Since I have been told that 99% or 98% of OpenDental customers don't have a mysql password set... :idea: I think OpenDental.exe should take notice of this and occasionally remind customers to set a mysql password.

I was told this was called "Password Stickyness".. or something...

Is this ever going to be completed? What is the status? :)

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Re: Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

Post by cmcgehee » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:08 am

I do agree we should do this. I've submitted a job to implement this.
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Re: Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

Post by Justin Shafer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:40 am

Before ransomware starts gobbling data from mysql servers that it can easily access from a lan? Kinda far fetched but you never know as ransomware progresses.

Something to think about.

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Re: Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

Post by dqadri » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:03 pm

Recently I had an almost catastrophic loss of data because I was running MySQL 8 with an innoDB backend. The developers who helped to rescue me indicated that they had started discussions to migrate over to MariaDB?

One of the original issues I had with my mysql upgrade to v8 was enabling the legacy password option for mysql accounts for all incoming connections.
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Re: Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

Post by cmcgehee » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:09 pm

Dr. Qadri,

I'm glad it was "almost" and not a complete loss. We are currently at the research phase for migrating to MariaDB. We might decide not go through with it, or we might decide we'll support both MariaDB and MySQL going forward.
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Re: Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

Post by dqadri » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:27 pm

cmcgehee wrote:Dr. Qadri,

I'm glad it was "almost" and not a complete loss. We are currently at the research phase for migrating to MariaDB. We might decide not go through with it, or we might decide we'll support both MariaDB and MySQL going forward.
I had an unhandled exception during the database upgrade, which left my database in an unusable state. Unfortunately I didn't let the tech know that I was using InnoDB, and she tried to copy the backup MySQL database files to overwrite the current database files, which left me in a worse state because all of the internal references were off. I have now changed my backup protocol to dump the entire database in SQL.

I had upgraded after realizing that MySQL upgrades weren't a part of Open Dental upgrades and I was on the original DB from my initial install 5 years ago.
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Re: Requiring MYSQL passwords in Open Dental.

Post by cmcgehee » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:38 am

Yeah, so few of our customers use InnodDB that our techs usually don't think to ask about it. We recently transitioned to InnoDB here at HQ, and it involved some difficulties for us as well.
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