This is tracked in JRASERVER-67359 - Add support for Jira to use MySQL 8. I would recommend watching that issue and clicking "This affects my team". This will help Atlassian better prioritize it.
Hi @charliethinker ,
there is actually a request open to support MySQL 8 : https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-67359?_ga=2.221094875.2102269737.1576426948-1867168444.1563630283
You can watch the issue so that you'll know when any updates are done on this.
Let me know if this helps,
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