MySQL Information Schema  /  The INFORMATION_SCHEMA USER_PRIVILEGES Table

Chapter 6 The INFORMATION_SCHEMA USER_PRIVILEGES Table

The USER_PRIVILEGES table provides information about global privileges. It takes its values from the mysql.user system table.

The USER_PRIVILEGES table has these columns:

  • GRANTEE

    The name of the account to which the privilege is granted, in 'user_name'@'host_name' format.

  • TABLE_CATALOG

    The name of the catalog. This value is always def.

  • PRIVILEGE_TYPE

    The privilege granted. The value can be any privilege that can be granted at the global level; see GRANT Syntax. Each row lists a single privilege, so there is one row per global privilege held by the grantee.

  • IS_GRANTABLE

    YES if the user has the GRANT OPTION privilege, NO otherwise. The output does not list GRANT OPTION as a separate row with PRIVILEGE_TYPE='GRANT OPTION'.

Notes

The following statements are not equivalent:

SELECT ... FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.USER_PRIVILEGES
SHOW GRANTS ...

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