How to create user in MySQL and grant all privileges




Create user in MySQL 5.6/5.7/8| In this tutorial we will learn how to create user in mysql,create user in MySQL database using MySQL workbench,how to change mysql user password,how to show all users list in mysql,how to grant privileges to mysql user,how to revoke privileges from mysql user,how to delete mysql user.





    What is  Mysql

    MySQL is free and open source most popular and well known relational database management system all over the world. It is used for various web based software application.



    Create user in mysql

    After installing mysql database in our system first we login into database through root user and password.

    # mysql -u root -p

     By this user credential we can do any operational tasks (like create a database, create a table, insert data into tables, update data into tables, delete row from the table, drop a table, delete a database) on our database as root user is a superuser. 


    But in some organization there is a restriction for these operation tasks as a normal user. In that case grant privileges plays an important role to restricts these users providing privileges for doing these operational tasks.

    Now question is arising how do I create a new user in MySql.To solve this question first we need to create user in mysql 5.6/5.7/8. we can create a user in mysql using the below command. 

    CREATE USER 'username'@'hostname' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
    Create user in MySQL
    Create user in MySQL

    In the above command username denotes that the name of the user which need to be added in the database and hostname denotes the hostname or ipaddress  from which this user can access the database and password denotes that user password to access the database. From the above command we can create a mysql username and password.



    Create user in MySQL workbench and grant privileges

    We can also create a user in MySQL 5.6/5.7/8.using MySQL workbench and grant privileges to restrict for operational tasks on MySQL database. We will describe the below process to create new mysql user and grant privileges .

    Step 1) First login MySQL workbench with the root privileges.

    Step2)After login the MySQL workbench we found an option in the left side of the management section that is Users and privileges. Now click on that option.After clicking it a users and privileges wizard will be appear on our screen. Now click on the add account option at bottom.


    Step3) After click on add account option we need to fill the new user details which to be added in the mysql database in the login tab. In this section we need to fill some details like login name(name of the user),Limit to Hosts matching(From which machine the user want to access the database and password for the user.
    Add user account option in mysql workbench,create user in mysql using mysql workbench
    Add user account option in mysql workbench


    Step4 ) You can set the account limit for the user in account limit tab. In this tab you can limit how many queries, update queries the user can be executed in an hour and how many time the user can be connect in the system.In my can we define user can execute the queries 12 per hours and 5 times user can connect the system.
    User account limit,create user in mysql using mysql workbench
    User account limit


    Step5) In the next tab you can define which administrative role is suitable for the user. You can set the administrative roles for the user. In my case we select dba role for the user.
    create user in mysql using mysql workbench,Administrative roles
    Administrative roles


    Step6) The next tab is schema privileges. If the user is not in dba role you can define the schema which user can access and give right to operate on that sehema.



    Step7 ) Then apply the below tab to create a new user in mysql database using mysql workbench. 

    MySQL list users


    After creating the user into the mysql database to show all users in mysql 5.6/5.7/8.we need to execute the below command to view all mysql user account.
    mysql> SELECT * from mysql.user;


    We can view the host,user and password details of the particular users using the where clause. To view these details for the “techrideradmin” user we can use the below command.
    mysql> Select host,user,password from mysql.user where user = 'techrideradmin';
    MySQL list users,create user in MySQL
    MySQL list users

    To describe the user table we can use the below command.
    mysql> Describe mysql.user;

    To view particular column we can use the below command
    mysql> Select <column_name> from mysql.user;



    How to change MySQL user password

    If a user forget his password to access the database a database admin can change  password from the database server by his root privileges. To change database password we need to execute the below command.
    mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('newpassword');
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

    Now the password has been changed from password to newpassword.


      

    How to grant privileges for MySQL user

    We can restrict a user to operate on database  by grant privilegesAccount privileges is very important task for a database admin to restrict a user to operate on database.


    Case 1)  suppose we have a database user techrideradmin and we want to give him  full privileges by which this user can do any operational tasks on all databases. To  set privileges on database we need to execute the below command.


    mysql> grant all privileges on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

    In the above command first * denotes the database name and the second * denotes the table name. we are using * that means this user has full privileges (can access all databases and tables).


    Localhost identified by password means we create mysql user in local server and we set password using identified by statement.


    After executing above command we need to execute flush privileges command.



    Case 2) suppose we have one database called techrideradmin and one table into it called student . If we want to give permission for the particular database and table we need to execute the below command.

    mysql>  grant all privileges on techrideradmin.student to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

    Case 3) If we want to allow this user for the remote host we can use the below command. Suppose my server ip address 192.168.137.5 and my workstation ip address 192.168.137.1 . we want to  access the database using my workstation for do this we need to execute the below command.

    mysql> grant all privileges on techrideradmin.student to 'techrideradmin'@'192.168.137.5' identified by 'newpassword';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

    There are different type of privileges
    1)ALL PRIVILEGES----Permit full permission to user.

    mysql> grant all privileges on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';

    2)CREATE--------------Give permission to create database and table.

    mysql> grant create on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';


    3)SELECT--------------Give permission to view the details of the table data.

    mysql> grant select  on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';

    4)UPDATE--------------Give permission to update the data into the table

    mysql> grant update on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';

    5)INSERT---------------Give permission to insert data into table.

    mysql> grant insert  on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';

    6)DELETE---------------Give permission to delete data from table.

    mysql> grant delete on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';

    7)DROP-----------------Give permission to drop table and database.

    mysql> grant drop on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';

    Make a MySql user readonly


    Now lets take an example to create a mysql user readonly we can use SELECT privileges.Suppose we are going to create techrideradmin as readonly user. To create readonly user in mysql we will execute the below command.

    mysql> grant select  on *.* to 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';

    After executing the above command techrideradmin user has became a readonly user for all databases.


    Show grants for mysql user


    Show grants command is used to find all provided grant information for a user.Here my username is techrideradmin and hostname is localhost so to view all grant info for that user using below command.


    mysql> show grants for ‘techrideradmin’@’localhost’;



    How to revoke privileges for MySQL user


    To revoke the privileges for the mysql user we need to execute the below command.
    mysql> revoke all privileges on *.* from 'techrideradmin'@'localhost' identified by 'newpassword';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

    After executing the above command all privileges has been revoked from this user.

    Delete user in mysql

    Now we want to delete user(techriderradmin) from mysql 5.6/5.7/8. database. To delete this user we need to execute the below command. After executing the below command this user has been dropped forever from the database.
    mysql> drop user 'techrideradmin'@'localhost';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)


    In this article we learned how to add a user in mysql 5.6/5.7/8.  ,how to change mysql user password,how to show all users list in mysql,how to grant privileges,how to revoke privileges,how to delete mysql user.

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