Installing MySQL 8 on my Win2019 Server


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The question, "Authentication Method"

Will Xenforo support the "Strong Password" or should I use the MySQL 5.x compatibility?




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SInce I have bought the license yet but am setting up the server ahead of time... I thought this might be presale and not support. Sorry if I should have put somewhere else.


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XenForo does not connect to MySQL directly and only goes through PHP, so PHP would need to support the new auth method (as the message states: having libmysqlclient 8.0), so for XenForo, or any PHP software, it would not matter what you choose.

Under Linux, either option would work. So I assume it's the same with Windows Server.
If you don't know you "need" MySQL5 compatibility, you should choose the strong encryption.