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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  Security  /  MySQL User Account Management

Pre-General Availability Draft: 2018-02-16

6.3 MySQL User Account Management

This section describes how to set up accounts for clients of your MySQL server. It discusses the following topics:

  • The meaning of account names and passwords as used in MySQL and how that compares to names and passwords used by your operating system

  • How to set up new accounts and remove existing accounts

  • How to use roles, which are named collections of privileges

  • How to change passwords

  • Guidelines for using passwords securely

See also Section 13.7.1, “Account Management Statements”, which describes the syntax and use for all user-management SQL statements.


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