In the last episode (Oct 13), Yannick Gingras said:
> I have a computer lab where students learn bioinformatics. The
> courses include a crash course on database and we want to use MySQL
> since it is a popular engine for bioinformatics.
> No one like to remember multiple passwords and since want each
> student to have its own MySQL user and database I wanted to make a
> mapping between the database users and the posix users.
> Unfortunately I can't find how to do that.
> Let's to be a bit more explicit on what I want to do, I would like
> the user foo in MySQL to be authenticated though pam on the posix
> user foo. That way if foo changes his password with passwd, he will
> automatically change his MySQL password. This is what happens with
> Postgresql with the shell command
> createuser foo
> Is it possible to do the same with MySQL?
Not yet, but it being looked at: