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Just-in-Time Access To MySQL

Apono enables the creation of dynamic Access Flows, offering on-demand permissions with precision and thorough audit functionality.

Note: You can also choose to integrate RDS, CloudSQL, or Azure SQL.

Apono automates access management to MySQL

Apono works with MySQL to make your infrastructure easy to access, manage, and audit. Apono empowers you to craft dynamic Access Flows, providing on-demand permissions with meticulous granularity and comprehensive audit capabilities.

01. Managing Permissions at Scale

Scale operations the right way by creating environment-level policies that govern the creation of “carte blanche” policies.

02. Credentials Rotation

Reinforce security and minimize unauthorized access risks through credential rotation. Your sensitive information is in safe hands with our proactive approach to credential management.

03. Incident Response Access Flows

Gain the advantage of instant and on-demand access to swiftly address and remediate any production errors that may arise. This expedited access empowers your team to promptly identify and rectify issues, minimizing downtime and ensuring the continuous, seamless operation of your production environment. By facilitating real-time access for remediation purposes, you enhance your organization’s agility and responsiveness, enabling efficient problem-solving and bolstering the overall reliability of your systems.

04. Self-Service Access Requests

Amplify employee productivity through the implementation of an efficient system that empowers individuals to seamlessly discover, request, and obtain access to essential resources in a matter of minutes. This transformative approach not only expedites operational efficiency but also cultivates an environment characterized by heightened agility and responsiveness.

05. Single Source of Truth

Centralize and streamline the management of privileges across your entire technology stack by consolidating them within a unified platform. This approach not only enhances efficiency but also facilitates a more comprehensive and cohesive oversight of the various permissions and access levels throughout your system, contributing to a more robust and integrated security framework.

06. Comprehensive Audit Log

Enhance MySQL access and permissions transparency, facilitating comprehensive auditing for incident investigation and the implementation of scheduled reporting mechanisms to meet compliance requirements effectively.

07. Automated Access and Permissions to MySQL

Facilitate the implementation of automated self-service permissions for mysql databases or schemas effortlessly, whether it be directly through communication platforms like slack and teams or via your command-line interface (CLI).

08. Granular Database Access

Define and configure MySQL database and schema permissions with precision to align seamlessly with your system’s nuanced requirements. This granularity allows meticulous access control, tailoring permissions to specific attributes and functionalities. Customizing access parameters enhances MySQL security and creates an adaptable, scalable structure for evolving data management processes.

09. Restricted Third-Party Access

Facilitate time-based access for third parties, be they customers or vendors, by granting specific permissions to designated buckets, databases, or instances. This enhanced security measure incorporates Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) verification, ensuring that third parties authenticate their identity through multiple factors before gaining access.

10. Automated Database Permissions Approval Workflows

Align the access approval workflow with meticulously defined organizational permission guardrails to enhance precision and efficiency, fortifying overall security posture. This methodical approach ensures a seamless and compliant framework, maintaining heightened control over critical resources.

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What is Just in Time Access?

Just-In-Time (JIT) access involves assigning permissions to users or systems in real-time as needed, rather than maintaining continuous access. This strategy is frequently employed in cybersecurity to reduce the risk of security breaches by restricting unnecessary access. It aligns with the principle of least privilege (POLP), emphasizing that users should only have the minimum access levels required to fulfill their tasks.

MySQL Overview

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source relational database.  It stores data in separate tables rather than putting all the data in one big storeroom. The database structure is organized into physical files optimized for speed.

Use Cases

Just In Time Access to MySQL Production Database


Compliant Customer Database Access 


Secure Break-glass Access Flows

Integrate with Apono in 3 easy steps

Three easy steps are what it takes to create Just-In-Time and Just Enough permissions for everyone with access to your cloud assets and resources.

  1. Install a Connector

    Connectors are the components that mediate between Apono and your resources to sync data from cloud applications and grant and revoke access permissions.

    The Connector does not read, cache or store any secrets, nor does Apono need an account with admin privileges to function. The Connector contacts your secret store or key vault when it needs to sync data or provision access.

    Here’s how Connectors work:

  2. Integrate With Cloud Apps

    After you’ve installed the Connector, integrate Apono with your cloud applications to sync data on users, groups, resources and permissions.

    Apono currently has integrations for 35+ resource types in AWS, GCP, Azure and Kubernetes platforms, as well as development and CI/CD tools, databases, incident response tools, IdP, ChatOps products, and more. Check the Integrations Catalog for details and to see the latest.

  3. Create Access Flows

    Create an Access Flows by answering five questions:

    • Who should get access?
    • What can they gain access to?
    • What Actions will they be able to perform?
    • How Long should they have the access?
    • Who must Approve the request?

Review Access

View a detailed access audit of who was granted access to which instances with what permission level and why.