I'm in the process of testing MySQL 8.0.
I have set up a test database, and the first thing I want to do is import my user account from MySQL 5.7.
So to do this I run:
/*ON MySQL 5.7*/ SHOW CREATE USER `username`@`126.96.36.199`;
This gives me:
CREATE USER 'username'@'188.8.131.52' IDENTIFIED WITH 'mysql_native_password' AS '*1BDAB0F57D8247DF5EFE4927F144138B3B7F2C6B' REQUIRE NONE PASSWORD EXPIRE DEFAULT ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
I run this on MySQL 8.0, and it creates a user. I check I can log in fine. However, the default in MySQL 8.0 is to use the
caching_sha2_password plugin for authentication. So how can I upgrade my login to use the new plugin?
(n.b. this is my login, but at some point I will need to move all my colleagues logins, so assume I don't know what the pasword is).
I have looked all over the web, and found lots of docuemntation about the plugin, but none that say how to convert from one type to the other (apart from delete the user and start again, but that's no use if I don't know the password).