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From:B. Keith Murphy Date:September 27 2007 2:39am
Subject:mysql user password funkyness
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So I have never seen this before. I set up a database yesterday. I added a user today in
the normal manner.. 


grant usage on *.* to 'username'@'%' identified by 'password'; 

Here is the thing. You exit the console and try to log in with mysql -u username
-ppassword and it won't let you in... 

BUT it log in with both "mysql -u username" and also "mysql -u username -p (hit enter
key)". So the user account works without a password. 

executing the show grants command shows a password so this shouldn't work. Never had this
problem before and kind of hard to google for "mysql user login without password but has

show grants for 'user'@'%'; 

| Grants for icp@% | 

| GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY PASSWORD 'password_hash' | 

There are other privileges for the appropriate databases but they really aren't relevant. 



B. Keith Murphy 
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mysql user password funkynessB. Keith Murphy27 Sep
  • Re: mysql user password funkynessMichael Dykman27 Sep
  • Re: mysql user password funkynessB. Keith Murphy27 Sep