Check Mysql user’s privileges

Show root user’s privileges:

mysql> SHOW GRANTS FOR 'root'@'localhost';

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| Grants for [email protected]                                           |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Show current user’s privileges:

mysql> show grants;

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

| Grants for [email protected]                                           |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION |

| GRANT PROXY ON ''@'' TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION        |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> show grants for current_user;

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

| Grants for [email protected]                                           |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION |

| GRANT PROXY ON ''@'' TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION        |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> show grants for current_user();

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

| Grants for [email protected]                                           |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION |

| GRANT PROXY ON ''@'' TO 'root'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION        |

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Written on November 2, 2016