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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  Stored Routines and MySQL Privileges

24.2.2 Stored Routines and MySQL Privileges

The MySQL grant system takes stored routines into account as follows:

  • The CREATE ROUTINE privilege is needed to create stored routines.

  • The ALTER ROUTINE privilege is needed to alter or drop stored routines. This privilege is granted automatically to the creator of a routine if necessary, and dropped from the creator when the routine is dropped.

  • The EXECUTE privilege is required to execute stored routines. However, this privilege is granted automatically to the creator of a routine if necessary (and dropped from the creator when the routine is dropped). Also, the default SQL SECURITY characteristic for a routine is DEFINER, which enables users who have access to the database with which the routine is associated to execute the routine.

  • If the automatic_sp_privileges system variable is 0, the EXECUTE and ALTER ROUTINE privileges are not automatically granted to and dropped from the routine creator.

  • The creator of a routine is the account used to execute the CREATE statement for it. This might not be the same as the account named as the DEFINER in the routine definition.