Implementing Single Sign-On using proxy users for MariaDB databases in a shared hosting environment

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Date and time

  • Thursday 5 October, 14:25 – 15:10 EET (UTC+3)


Our customers like the fact that once logged in to control panel they can use all their databases without further authentication. For offering MariaDB as new default dbms on our platform this feature was a huge obstacle. With the help of a custom authentication plugin provided by MariaDB we were able to easily overcome it and implement MariaDB as our main dbms, replacing MySQL more and more. This talk will provide some insights on our implementation and show everybody else can benefit from it.

Christian Roser, IONOS

Working with large scale database environments since 10 years, he has now the technical responsibility for the operating and further development of the database platform at IONOS. He already joined the company during his studies and worked on MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL as DBA and engineer. Consolidation, standardization and automation have always been one of his top priorities when designing and building a platform consisting of several thousand database servers hosting milions of databases.