MySQL Commands

  • Change ROOT username:
use mysql;
update user set user='admin' where user='root';
flush privileges;
  • Allow root user to remotely access the database with full rights:
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypass WITH GRANT OPTION;
  • Delete user access permissions from a specific location:
DROP USER 'jeffrey'@'localhost';

The mysql logs can be found in /var/log.

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