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Create a MySQL database and user

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths and commands stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses MySQL or MariaDB. To identify which database server is used in your stack, run the command below:

 $ test -d /opt/bitnami/mariadb && echo "MariaDB" || echo "MySQL"

The output of the command indicates which database server (MySQL or MariaDB) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify which guides to follow in our documentation for common database-related operations.

Log in to the database server using the MySQL client and the correct credentials. Then, follow the steps below to create a new database and user for your applications:

  • Create a new database:

    mysql> create database DATABASE_NAME;
    
  • Create a new user (only with local access) and grant privileges to this user on the new database.

    If your stack ships MySQL v8.x:

    mysql> create user 'USER_NAME'@'localhost' identified by 'PASSWORD';
    
    mysql> grant all privileges on DATABASE_NAME.* TO 'USER_NAME'@'localhost';
    

    If your stack ships an older version of MySQL:

    mysql> grant all privileges on DATABASE_NAME.* TO 'USER_NAME'@'localhost' identified by 'PASSWORD';
    

    TIP: Check the MySQL version with the command /opt/bitnami/mysql/bin/mysqladmin --version or /opt/bitnami/mysql/bin/mysqld --version

  • Create a new user (with remote access) and grant privileges to this user on the new database.

    If your stack ships MySQL v8.x:

    mysql> create user 'USER_NAME'@'%' identified by 'PASSWORD';
    
    mysql> grant all privileges on DATABASE_NAME.* TO 'USER_NAME'@'%';
    

    If your stack ships an older version of MySQL:

    mysql> grant all privileges on DATABASE_NAME.* TO 'USER_NAME'@'%' identified by 'PASSWORD';
    
  • After modifying the MySQL grant tables, execute the following command in order to apply the changes:

    mysql> flush privileges;
    

Some applications require specific privileges in the database. Check the MySQL official getting started guide.

Last modification October 21, 2020