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MySQL for Python by Albert Lukaszewski, PhD

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GRANT access in MySQL

After creating a user account, one still needs to tell MySQL what kind of privileges to assign to it. MySQL supports a wide range of privileges (see the table of privileges on page 9). A user can only grant any privilege that they have themselves.

As with creating a user, granting access can be done by modifying the mysql tables directly. However, this method is error-prone and dangerous to the stability of the system and is, therefore, not recommended.

Important dynamics of GRANTing access

Where CREATE USER causes MySQL to add a user account, it does not specify that user's privileges. In order to grant a user privileges, the account of the user granting the privileges must meet two conditions:

  • Be able to exercise those privileges ...

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