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From:Mark Goodge Date:June 3 2011 10:03am
Subject:Allowing all users to access a specified database
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Hi,

I have a database server with multiple users and multiple databases. I 
have a situation where I want to allow any user to connect to a 
specified database.

Unfortunately, the documentation has this to say:

"MySQL does not support wildcards in user names."

Which means, that, although I can use this syntax to grant access for a 
user to all databases:

GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE ON * TO 'someuser'@'%';

I can't do something like this to grant all users access to a database:

GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE ON mydyb TO '%'@'%';

So, my question is this: How can I allow any user to use a specific 
database, without individually granting them all access?

The reason I want to be able to do this is that the server hosts a large 
number of individual ecommerce sites running on the same core software. 
Each site has its own database for products, customer data, etc, which 
is only accessible to that site. But each site also needs to be able to 
access a single, server-wide database which both stores configuration 
information for the software that the sites run on and store usage 
statistics for each site which can be accessed by the server admins 
without needing to have access to each site's own database.

Clues, anyone?

Mark
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Allowing all users to access a specified databaseMark Goodge3 Jun
  • Re: Allowing all users to access a specified databaseJohn Daisley3 Jun
    • Re: Allowing all users to access a specified databaseMark Goodge3 Jun
      • Re: Allowing all users to access a specified databaseJohn Daisley3 Jun
        • Re: Allowing all users to access a specified databaseJohan De Meersman3 Jun
  • Re: Allowing all users to access a specified databaseJohan De Meersman3 Jun