Create a new MariaDB 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 MariaDB client and the correct credentials. Then, follow the steps below to create a new database and user for your applications.
The commands below create both a local user and a remote user. The local user can be used only for local connections (connections originating from the same host), while the remote user can be used for external connections (connections originating outside the host).
Create a new database:
MariaDB> create database DATABASE_NAME;
Create a new user (only with local access) and grant privileges to this user on the new database:
MariaDB> grant all privileges on DATABASE_NAME.* TO 'USER_NAME'@'localhost' identified by 'PASSWORD';
Create a new user (with remote access) and grant privileges to this user on the new database:
MariaDB> grant all privileges on DATABASE_NAME.* TO 'USER_NAME'@'%' identified by 'PASSWORD';
After modifying the MariaDB grant tables, execute the following command in order to apply the changes:
MariaDB> flush privileges;
Some applications require specific privileges in the database. Check the MariaDB official documentation for getting, installing, and upgrading MariaDB.