Authentication SHA-256 Not working

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Authentication SHA-256 Not working

Post by Sirio-Astarot » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:49 am

I have installed MySQL Server Community edition with the option of Strong Password Encryption for Authentication and when connecting Navicat with the options:


Cannot connect to the database. Connector number returned: Could not connect to MySQL server.

When entering the data, I cannot connect to the database. I don't know if Joomla has compatibility with this type of connections or not, adjust some manual configuration.

Is there any solution to solve this?
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Re: Authentication SHA-256 Not working

Post by pe7er » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:10 am

You are right about Joomla not be able to work with MySQL 8 in combination with sha256_password.

Some background information + a workaround:
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