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MySQL Tutorial - Adding a New User Account

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How To Add a New User Account?

If you want to add a new user account, you can connect to the server as "root" and use the "CREATE USER ..." command. The command syntax for create a new user account with a specified user name and password is:

CREATE USER userName IDENTIFIED BY 'passwordString';

This command will be executed by the MySQL server to create the user account and store the password in an encrypted format. Here is good tutorial exercise:

>cd \mysql\bin
>mysql -u root mysql

mysql> CREATE USER dev IDENTIFIED BY 'retneciyf';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.42 sec)

mysql> SELECT User, Password, Shutdown_priv FROM user;
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
| User | Password                                  | ... |
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
| root |                                           | Y   |
| dev  | *3735F1D8464342BA852E10101E55E422EBAAAF35 | N   |
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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  1. What Is a User Account?
  2. What Are the Predefined User Accounts?
  3. How To Add a New User Account?
  4. How To Test a New User Account and Password?
  5. How To Change the Password for Your Own User Account?
  6. How To Change the Password of Another User Account?
  7. How To Delete a User Account?
  8. How To List All Existing User Accounts?
  9. How To Rename an Existing User Account Name?
  10. What Are User Privileges?
  11. How Many Scope Levels Can User Privileges Apply?
  12. How To Grant User Privileges at the Global Level?
  13. How To Grant User Privileges at the Database Level?
  14. How To View User Privileges?
  15. How To Revoke User Privileges?
  16. How To Give a User Read-Only Access to a Database?
  17. Where Are User Privileges Stored on the Server?

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