It was a good idea in theory but does not work out well in practice. Many Memcached clients do not support SASL or it is not assumed to be enabled by default. In addition, most developers do not even realize Memcached has authentication support at all. In the end, lots of test suites fail for no obvious reason. In addition, authentication is not optional, so we have to either double down or go back to running Memcached w/o authentication. The latter is the only realistic option.
…res very misleading
… PoC to show Josh