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MySQL Tutorial - Rename an Existing User Account

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How To Rename an Existing User Account Name?

If you want to change the name of an existing user account, you can use the "RENAME USER oldName TO newName" command. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to do this:

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

mysql> RENAME USER dev TO dba;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

mysql> SELECT User, Password, Shutdown_priv FROM mysql.user;
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
| User | Password                                  | ... |
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
| root | *3735F1D8464342BA852E10101E55E422EBAAAF35 | Y   |
| dev  | *446BD97F308FBA0B9CBDC962C2842AD338BCE59E | N   |
+------+-------------------------------------------+-----+
2 rows in set (0.03 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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