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Re: Where is the connection option for Windows Authentication
Posted by: Mike Lischke
Date: March 21, 2017 02:01AM

Edward, my understanding of this feature is that you have to provide a user name in any case. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the documentation for Windows Authentication. It only mentiones Active Directory as part of specifying a domain name with the user name:

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Windows authentication always works for connections from the same computer on which the server is running. For cross-computer connections, both computers must be registered with Windows Active Directory. If they are in the same Windows domain, it is unnecessary to specify a domain name. It is also possible to permit connections from a different domain, as in this example:

CREATE USER sql_accounting
IDENTIFIED WITH authentication_windows
AS 'SomeDomain\\Accounting';

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Mike Lischke, MySQL Developer Tools
Oracle Corporation

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