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Wednesday, October 21 • 04:00 - 04:30
SELinux Fun With MySQL and Friends

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SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) provides an enhanced security mechanism for more advanced access control and auditing. It allows your application software and your system users to only access the resources it's been preconfigured to allow. Of course, when you want to move your data- or log files to a non-standard location these policies will stop your database from starting.

The easy way out is obviously to set SELinux to disabled or permissive. But someone once said: "Every time you disable SELinux a kitten dies". We'll show you a few ways how you can find out if it actually is SELinux that is blocking you and how to update the policies to properly keep your system secured.

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avatar for Matthias Crauwels

Matthias Crauwels

Lead Database Consultant, Pythian
Since the age of 10 I’ve always been passionate about computers. I’ve been working with them ever since. In 2005 I got my degree in computer science. I used to work at a major Belgian university where I was developing the e-learning applications. In that position, I was the one... Read More →

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Michal Nosek

Enterprise Architect, Percona
During ten years of his career, Michal took different roles from a software engineer and business analyst to a technical sales consultant, always staying close to the technology. He has hands-on experience with a broad range of programming languages and database technologies in different... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2020 04:00 - 04:30 EDT
Online
  Security & Compliance
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • about Since the age of 10 I’ve always been passionate about computers. I’ve been working with them ever since. In 2005 I got my degree in computer science. I used to work at a major Belgian university where I was developing the e-learning applications. In that position, I was the one who looked after the databases. From there on I grew to be their MySQL DBA. In 2017 I left the university and joined Pythian as a MySQL Database Consultant. Currently I am a Lead Database Consultant in one of Pythian’s MySQL teams.
  • Why this level of difficulty? some linux knowledge is required