Create a MySQL user account

Posted October 12, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in MySQL

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It is a good security policy to allow least privileges. Allowing all access to a system through a single account with all abilities is typically dangerous. Creating MySQL user accounts allows privileges to be granted as appropriate.

To create a user jsmith with password Secret15 and allow them to do anything with the database named accounts, connect to the database with mysql and issue the command:

grant all on accounts.* to [email protected] identified by 'Secret15';


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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