How-to create a MySQL database and assign user privileges to it

NOTE: Please note that this is done in the Command Line Interface.

  • First login to the mySql server using root.
    mysql -uroot -pROOT_PASSWORD

    Replace ROOT_PASSWORD with the password for the root user.

  • Once logged in we create a new database called TEST_DB replace with your database name
    create database TESTDB;
    Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
  • We grant access privileges to user MYUSER to connect to the mysql server from localhost using the password MYPASSWORD
    grant usage on *.* to MYUSER@localhost identified by 'MYPASSWORD';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
  • Now we grant all privileges to MYUSER on the database TESTDB
    grant all privileges on TESTDB.* to MYUSER@localhost ;
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
  • Type exit to log out
    exit;
  • Now you can login to TESTDB using user MYUSER and password MYPASSWORD
    mysql -u MYUSER -p'MYPASSWORD' TESTDB

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