Dear MySQL users,
The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of
MySQL Notifier version 1.1.8, the latest addition to the MySQL
Installer for Windows.
MySQL Notifier enables developers and DBAs to easily monitor, start and
stop all their MySQL database instances. It provides a familiar
Microsoft SQL Server look and feel and integrates with MySQL Workbench.
MySQL Notifier is installed using the MySQL Installer for Windows.
The MySQL installer comes in 2 versions
– Full (400 MB) which includes a complete set of mysql products with
their binaries included in the download
– Web (18 MB – a network install) which will just pull the MySQL
Notifier over the web and install it when run.
You can download MySQL Installer from our official Downloads page at
Changes in MySQL Notifier 1.1.8 (2019-08-23)
* Functionality Added or Changed
* Bugs Fixed
Functionality Added or Changed
* MySQL Notifier now supports the following connection
+ Strong password authentication to MySQL 8.0 servers
with the default caching_sha2_password
authentication plugin enabled.
+ SSH connections that can be created directly in
MySQL Notifier or MySQL Workbench.
+ Connections made using SSH tunneling and an existing
SSH server. These connections are created
transparently without also requiring intermediate
software to create the tunnel.
* A monitored MySQL instance or Windows service opened the
MySQL Workbench home tab rather than the Administration
tab when the instance or service was selected for
management. (Bug #29891284)
* The operation associated with clicking Add in the Manage
Monitored Items window opened a secondary context menu.
This fix modifies the operation to perform a single
action related directly to the current tab, without
showing a secondary menu. (Bug #29868378)
* The Check for Updates action did not perform the expected
operation, but started MySQL Installer instead. The
action now checks for updated software as intended. In
addition, the related Automatically check for MySQL
updates option replaces the previous period between
update checks (in weeks) with days. The existing value
set for the option is converted from weeks to days
automatically with the installation of this release. The
Automatic check for MySQL updates option requires MySQL
Installer 1.4.31 or higher (see Upgrading MySQL Installer
* The general option to Run at Windows Startup, after the
check box was selected, did not remain selected between
sessions or add startup entries when the entry list was
saved. In addition, the Cancel button in the Options
dialog box did not discard the changes made since the
dialog box was last opened. (Bug #29740645, Bug#95250)
* MySQL Router was not monitored even if the router was
configured to run as a Windows service. (Bug#28277456)
* Previously, services and instances could not be monitored
when the remote connection was created using MySQL
Workbench with SSH tunneling. Now, monitoring is enabled
for SSH connections made directly from MySQL Notifier or
MySQL Workbench. (Bug #26446338, Bug #87079)
* An exception was generated when attempting to start MySQL
Installer from MySQL Notifier and then selecting No in
the dialog box to the question about permitting changes.
Now, selecting No performs no action as expected. All
other startup errors are displayed at runtime and logged.
(Bug #26301469, Bug #86738)
You can access the MySQL Notifier documentation at
You can find our team’s blog at http://blogs.oracle.com/MySQLOnWindows.
You can also post questions on our MySQL Notifier forum found at
Enjoy and thanks for the support!
On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team
Dear MySQL users,