Tag: Privileges

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How to Remove Permissions for a MySQL user on Linux via Command Line

A fundamental part of managing users in MySQL is removing permissions no longer required for a user. Administrators should ensure that terminated users or those whose roles have changed within the company have had permissions removed from their user profiles. This action secures the system against unlawful access to information.

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After an administrator creates a MySQL user via the command line on Linux, the next step is to grant permissions to that user. The goal is to ensure that the user is able to log in and access the MySQL server to perform tasks. This article shows you how to grant permissions to a MySQL user on Linux via the command line.

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What Is Sudo?

sudo-sudoers

credit to: XKCD

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Adding a user and granting that user root privileges is one of the many tasks of a system admin.  Once a user has been added and granted root privileges they’ll be able to login to your Ubuntu VPS and perform vital functions for the upkeep of the system. Afterward, they’ll be able to use sudo before commands to perform elevated tasks.  In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to add a new user and grant root permissions.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS provides you the ability to add a user for anyone who plans on accessing your server.  Creating a user is a basic setup but an important and critical one for your server security. In this tutorial, we will create a user and grant administrative access, known as root, to your trusted user.

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