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MySQL Tutorial - Predefined User Accounts

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What Are the Predefined User Accounts?

There is only one predefined user account called "root":

  • "root" was created during the installation process.
  • "root" has no password initially. You need to assign a new password as soon as you finishes the installation.
  • "root" has all access privileges granted.

Here is a tutorial exercise to check the "root" user account:

>cd \mysql\bin
>mysql -u root

mysql> USE mysql;
Database changed

mysql> SELECT User, Password, Shutdown_priv, Create_priv 
    -> FROM user WHERE User = 'root';
+------+----------+---------------+-------------+
| User | Password | Shutdown_priv | Create_priv |
+------+----------+---------------+-------------+
| root |          | Y             | Y           |
+------+----------+---------------+-------------+
1 row 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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