MySQL provides privileges that apply in different contexts and at different levels of operation.
MySQL Privileges can be classified into five types.
1) Global Privileges
2) Database Privileges
3) Table Privileges
4) Column Privileges
5) Stored Routine Privileges
Information about account privileges is stored in the user, db, tables_priv, columns_priv, procs_priv and proxies_priv
tables of the mysql database. The MySQL Server reads the contents of these tables into memory when it starts and reloads them. So access-control decisions are based on the in-memory copies of the grant tables. Read more about Privilege System Grant Tables.
CREATE USER Enable use of CREATE USER, DROP USER, RENAME USER, and REVOKE ALL PRIVILEGES FILE Enable the user to cause the server to read or write files PROCESS Enable the user to see all processes with SHOW PROCESSLIST RELOAD Enable use of FLUSH operations REPLICATION CLIENT Enable the user to ask where master or slave servers are REPLICATION SLAVE Enable replication slaves to read binary log events from the master SHOW DATABASES Enable SHOW DATABASES to show all databases SHUTDOWN Enable use of mysqladmin shutdown SUPER Enable use of other administrative operations such as CHANGE MASTER TO, KILL, PURGE BINARY LOGS, SET GLOBAL, and mysqladmin debug command
CREATE Enable database and table creation DROP Enable databases, tables, and views to be dropped EVENT Enable use of events for the Event Scheduler GRANT OPTION Enable privileges to be granted to or removed from other accounts LOCK TABLES Enable use of LOCK TABLES on tables for which you have the SELECT privilege
ALTER Enable use of ALTER TABLE CREATE Enable table creation CREATE VIEW Enable views to be created or altered DELETE Enable use of DELETE DROP Enable tables, and views to be dropped GRANT OPTION Enable privileges to be granted to or removed from other accounts INDEX Enable indexes to be created or dropped INSERT Enable use of INSERT SELECT Enable use of SELECT SHOW VIEW Enable use of SHOW CREATE VIEW TRIGGER Enable trigger operations UPDATE Enable use of UPDATE
INSERT Enable use of INSERT SELECT Enable use of SELECT UPDATE Enable use of UPDATE
ALTER ROUTINE Enable stored routines to be altered or dropped CREATE ROUTINE Enable stored routine creation EXECUTE Enable the user to execute stored routines GRANT OPTION Enable privileges to be granted to or removed from other accounts
You may go back to the following section.
Basics of working with MySQL Server